Pro-Palestine Organization Leaks Banned Al Jazeera Documentary About Israel Lobby In U.S.

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The Electronic Intifada, a Chicago-based pro-Palestine organization, has obtained and published Al Jazeera’s documentary about Israel’s lobby in the United States.

Filmed in 2016 and fully completed by October 2017, The Lobby – USA never saw the light of the day thanks to overwhelmingly intense pressure from U.S. lawmakers and U.S.-based Israel lobbyists, in coordination with the government of Israel.

As the Inquisitr reported in February this year, Al Jazeera was pressured to register as a foreign agent following revelations that the news network had planted one of its investigative journalists inside an influential Israeli lobbying organization.

“We had an undercover operative working in tandem in Washington, D.C. With this U.K. verdict and vindication past us, we can soon reveal how the Israel lobby in America works through the eyes of an undercover reporter,” the director of investigative reporting at Al Jazeera Clayton Swisher said at the time.

Swisher’s public announcement was made after it had been revealed that another Al Jazeera reporter infiltrated an Israeli lobbying group in the United Kingdom.

After the airing of Al Jazeera’s U.K. documentary, the British government regulator Ofcom concluded that the reporting was not anti-Semitic – as suggested by some – but rather “a serious investigative documentary which explored the actions of the Israeli Embassy.”

Information revealed in the documentary led to the resignation of an Israeli diplomat who was secretly filmed plotting to “take down” British officials.

Now, almost a year after its completion, the U.S. version of the documentary is seeing the light of the day.

Al Jazeera planted an undercover reporter, “Tony,” to pose as a pro-Israel volunteer. The documentary exposes efforts of Israel and its lobbyists to smear, intimidate, and spy on American citizens who support the pro-Palestine boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.