Last week we picked up a report that a Democratic Party-linked thinktank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), had censored from a published article the fact that an Israeli settler was the director of a movie promoting a military strike on Iran.
Well it turns out that Eli Clifton, one of the sharp young reporters whose work was scrubbed of that and other references to Israel and the lobby, published the same information about the director of "Iranium" last October. CAP hasn't got around to scrubbing this one yet. So read it while you can!
The Clarion Fund, which was profiled in the Center for American Progress’ Islamophobia report, “Fear, Inc.,” distributed the inflammatory anti-Muslim documentary Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against The West to 28 million swing state voters before the 2008 presidential election. Clarion is closely tied to Aish Hatorah, an evangelist, far-right, Israeli ultra-orthodox organization. [Alex] Traiman, Iranium’s director and the moderator of the panel on which [NYT reporter Ethan] Bronner will appear, has close ties the Israeli far-right and lives in an ideological West Bank settlement.
Oh and here is Clifton's insight into what is going on:
Iranium, makes the case for attacking Iran and promotes an official U.S. policy of regime change. The film, much like the other documentaries produced by Clarion, portrays a clash of civilizations, promotes the view that Muslims value death over life and suggests that irrational hatred of Israeli and anti-Semitism is the only explanation for the frustration expressed by Muslim countries against the U.S.