Message from If Americans Knew founder, Alison Weir:
We need your help to fight recent attempts to prevent our information from reaching Americans.
In recent weeks, hackers have been trying to gain access to our blog using a distributed brute force attack. Over the course of a few days, we had over 3,000 failed login attempts from hundreds of different IP addresses from around the world.
In response, we’ve had to divert some resources in order to fend off the attack. It seems that we’ve held them off for now, but we’ll definitely need to focus a bit more on security as we move forward.
At the same time, YouTube has removed two of our videos – and has just restricted our latest one.
The first one, ironically, exposed Israeli projects to censor the Internet! While, you can still view it on Vimeo and some other platforms that appear less influenced by the Israel lobby, YouTube has far more viewers, so removal from its platform is extremely significant.
Someone at YouTube pulled the video, incorrectly claiming that it violates their policy on hate speech. Perhaps it’s relevant that this censorship has come just as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced that it is working with Youtube to help “”keep #hate off their platform.” (The ADL has a long history of advocating for Israel and of working to block factual information from reaching Americans, often inappropriately claiming it is “hate speech.”)
We have now uploaded a new version of the video that contains an addendum describing the previous censorship. Please view it quickly in case it’s censored once more! [UPDATE: it’s already been flagged and age-restricted, so we’re also posting it below this message.] UPDATE #2: We have just uploaded a redacted version of the video. We hope this one escapes the censorship that the previous two versions received. See it here.
YouTube pulled another of our videos because of an alleged “copyright violation,” despite the fact that the video contains our own commentary and that we posted it under Fair Use law.
The video was intended to overcome censorship of a Frontline documentary that was scheduled to be broadcast on PBS stations across the U.S. It was suddenly pulled for inexplicable reasons. While people can see the U.S. taxpayer-funded information in the UK, our video was the only way for Americans to view it. (Fortunately, The video is still available on BitChute.)
In some ways, these attacks are a compliment. As someone once said, “you only catch flak when you’re over the target.”
Of course, we’ll continue to bring you the latest news and analysis on Israel-Palestine and the Zionist threat to freedom in the Middle East and here at home.
Thank you for supporting our work.
– Alison Weir and the If Americans Knew Team
Version #2: “How Israel Censors the Internet,” which YouTube has already restricted. Please download it and post it widely: