Special Report: The Israel Lobby

An in-depth view of one of Washington's most powerful lobbies.
Pro-Israel groups have given about $57 million to federal candidates and political party committees since 1990, making them one of the most influential lobbies in D.C. In this Frontline USA special, Avi Lewis offers a fascinating inside look at the Israel lobby and its affects on Capitol Hill. This show tackles the issues behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; whether Bush will see the creation of a Palestinian state before his term is up; why all three presidential hopefuls support Israel; and how media coverage of news from the Middle East is biased (hint, Wolf Blitzer was once a pro-Israeli lobbyist!).

Part 2 of this special can be seen at Brave New Films.
ZP Heller is the editorial director of Brave New Films. He has written for The American Prospect, AlterNet, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post, covering everything from politics to pop culture.
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