Wednesday, July 17, 2024

A free showing of “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States” is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 26 at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.

After the film, a Q&A is planned, moderated by Cathy Hoffman, the former executive director of the Cambridge Peace Commission, with professors Anat Biletzki and Amahl Bishara.

Biletzki is an Israeli who teaches philosophy at Quinnipiac University and previously at Tel Aviv University. She was chairwoman of B’Tselem – the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in Palestinian territories from 2001-06. Bishara, a Palestinian, teaches anthropology at Tufts University with a focus on the role of the media, human rights and resistance with a focus on Palestinian society, and works with youth and women in Palestinian territories.

The screening is co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, the Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project, First Parish Cambridge, the Middle East Education Group, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jewish Women for Justice In Israel/Palestine, Massachusetts Peace Action, the Alliance for Water Justice In Palestine and UUs for Justice in the Mideast.