The Lobby is a series of documentaries produced by Al Jazeera that investigate the influence of the Israel lobby in the United Kingdom and the Israel lobby in the United States and their relationship to the BDS movement.
James Kleinfeld, an undercover journalist working for Al Jazeera’s investigative unit, posed as a pro-Israel volunteer in Washington, gaining unprecedented access to the operation of Israel lobby groups.
The four-part investigation uncovers Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States.
The film exposes the efforts of Israel and its lobbyists to spy on, smear and intimidate US citizens who support Palestinian human rights, especially BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
The film was made by Al Jazeera in 2016 and in October 2017, Clayton Swisher, then head of the investigative unit, announced on air that it would soon be broadcast.
But the network never aired the documentary, after Qatar, the Gulf emirate that funds Al Jazeera, came under intense pressure from the Israel lobby to censor the film.