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 Takes on the World 
 Grant Smith, Director, Inst. for Research" Middle East Policy
 Jeff Blankfort  
Grant Smith elaborates on contents of his new book, Big Israel, How the Israel Lobby Moves America, which details the money-for-Israel tax exempt “achievements” of several hundred Jewish organizations whose major activity is raising and sending money to Israel; how the IRS and the Justice Dept. look the other way when Israel lobby activity is involved. Smith points out that these groups that purport to represent American Jews, do so for only a small influential minority; he explodes the myth that Christian evangelicals, eg Christians United for Israel, play major role in Israel Lobbying, notes they have been funded by major Jewish donors; as an example of their influence on media, he notes that a majority of Americans uniquely believe that Palestinians occupy Israeli land where populations of Canada, Mexico, and the UK know it's the other way around; discusses pressure from groups like CAMERA to keep the media in check and argues that challenging the Israel Lobby should take precedence in the US over opposing Israeli occupation which has been shown to be unsuccessful.
Interviewed by Jeff Blankfort
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00:35:26 English 2016-05-25
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