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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Documentary: The Zionist lobby in the United Kingdom - Peter Oborne

Broadcast on 16 November 2009 at 20:00 this episode investigated "one of the most powerful and influential political lobbies in Britain", the Israel Lobby. The documentary detailed donations to Britain's MPs and featured the Conservative Friends of Israel. Also covered was the Israel Lobby's alleged influence on the BBC and other British Media and the programme further claimed that many media outlets were frightened of broaching the lobby. The Conservative MP Michael Mates said: "The pro-Israel lobby ... is the most powerful political lobby. There's nothing to touch them." Also featured was the Israel Lobby's funding of ex Prime Minister Tony Blair and the subsequent Cash for Honours scandal. It also mentioned the BBC's refusal to broadcast the appeal for the Gaza humanitarian crisis in 2009 while broadcasting appeals for other crises.

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