October 7: Behind US and Israeli Headlines

Date(s) - 05/19/2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


We are cosponsoring this film screening; here is the description from Voices from the Holy Land:

Beheaded babies!”Systematic mass rapes!”Heads on pikes!” In the hours, days, and weeks after the attack by Hamas, Israeli sources fed such claims to Western mainstream media, claims which were then echoed by high officials, including the U.S. president.

This salon asks critical questions: Have news bureaus been reporting propaganda as facts? Have Israeli and Western politicians been using fictional war atrocities to justify a six-month “War on Gaza?” And what does video footage taken on October 7 reveal about what actually happened on that day? Our panelists will review and discuss three recent video reports that present the evidence and offer critical analysis.


  • Mouin Rabbani: Co-Editor of Jadaliyya, researcher, analyst, and commentator
  • Diana Buttu: Palestinian human rights lawyer, analyst at Institute for Middle East Understanding
  • Adam Horowitz: Executive Editor of Mondoweiss.net, author, and activist
  • Nader Hashemi (moderator): Associate Professor and Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service

You must register to join the discussion & receive access to the film: Tinyurl.com/VFHL-May2024

Watch the Trailer: Tinyurl.com/VFHL-TrailerMay2024

3 p.m. EDT 12 noon PT • 10 p.m. Jerusalem


The May 2024 Online Film Salon is cosponsored by


SUPPORTER Organizations: Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace ♦  Quaker Palestine Israel Network Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Disciples of Christ Palestine-Israel Network ♦ Virginia Coalition for Human Rights ♦ Mennonite Palestine Israel Network Friends of Sabeel North America Center for Jewish Nonviolence Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel NetworkNorthern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace  United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service Churches for Middle East Peace Kairos Puget Sound Coalition Pax Christi USA Jewish Voice for Peace – San Diego

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