Video - Channel 4 UK - Broadcast November 16, 2009
Dispatches investigates one of the most powerful and influential
political lobbies in Britain, which is working in support of the
interests of the State of Israel.
Despite wielding great influence among the highest realms of British
politics and media, little is known about the individuals and groups
which collectively are known as the pro-Israel lobby.
Political commentator Peter Oborne sets out to establish who they
are, how they are funded, how they work and what influence they
have, from the key groups to the wealthy individuals who help
bankroll the lobbying.
He investigates how accountable, transparent and open to scrutiny
the lobby is, particularly in regard to its funding and financial
support of MPs.
The pro-Israel lobby aims to shape the debate about Britain's
relationship with Israel and future foreign policies relating to it.
Oborne examines how the lobby operates from within parliament and
the tactics it employs behind the scenes when engaging with print
and broadcast media.