I’ve covered some of this in the Hasbara articles on my website (www.bearcanada.com), but I thought you might be interested in the content of this 2-page memorandum from the American Zionist Council. This is from 1962-63, and I have seen copies like this that were older, and some that were quite recent. The content is almost identical.
The images are posted here.
It is also interesting to read their activity reports, either from this group or one of the other many Jewish lobby and PR groups around the world.
The detail they go into, is a bit frightening. This is a relentless worldwide campaign that has been continued for many decades now.
Here is a brief excerpt from an activity report of the American Jewish Agency:
“The nuclear reactor story inspired comment from many sources; editorial writers, columnists, science writers and cartoonists. Most of the press seemed finally to accept the thesis that the reactor was being built for peaceful purposes and not for bombs. Some columnists felt that the U.S. should have awaited more information before ‘ventilating its suspicions’.
Drew Pearson’s syndicated column justified Israel’s secrecy; William Laurence in the New York Times stressed Israel’s peaceful intent, in contrast to Arthur Krock who wanted the reactor placed under international safeguards. Arab protagonists in this countryincluding those in the State Department who raised all the fuss initiallyused the occasion to try to cast doubt on Israel’s friendship toward the U.S.”
“It can be said that the press of the nation, during 1960 has by and large shown sympathy and understanding of Israel’s position. There are, of course, exceptions, notably the Scripps-Howard chain where we still need to achieve a “break-through”, the Pulliam chain (where some progress has been made) and some locally-owned papers.”
The Magazine Committee…continues to meet regularly. Writers with whom we are in contact have readied articles for Reader’s Digest and are discussing another article with the Saturday Evening Post. (The Reader’s Digest ‘pulled’ a story on Eichmann after type was set and the author was paid, on the flimsy excuse that Israel’s agreement to pay Servatius now casts some doubts on the article without going into any further explanations.
It was Mrs. Eichmann’s refusal, incidentally, to contribute to her husbands defense out of the monies she received from Life Magazine that prompted Servatius to approach the Israel Government)…We stimulated seven letters to Time because of their treatment of the review of Exodus.”
“We circulated widely our run-down on Harry Ellis’ book Challenge in the Middle East. (The extent of the distribution of this material, together with discussions by our New England representative with editors of the Christian Science Monitor, in our opinion, resulted in the Monitor’s recent failure to publish a number of Ellis’ dispatches from the Middle East.
Apparently the editors did not want to associate Ellis too prominently with the Monitor during a period of strong adverse reaction in some quarters to his book.)
We continue to urge upon community leaders presentations of a suitable Israel or Middle East Bookshelf to local and college libraries…Our office provided books, bibliographies and pamphlets to academicians, graduate students and community leaders in response to requests for information.”
“During the months of November and December, there were 260 appearances in 83 cities and 24 states. This brought the total number of engagements for this year to 2,124….The the total number of speaking engagementsthe overwhelming number of which were set up before Christian and general audiencesunder the auspices of the Department came to the sum of 2,661.”