How can young Israelis decide to move to Germany or Austria, given the historical issues Jews faced there? Back to the Fatherland gives us a look at a few of those young people—and their grandparents—to try to find some insight into the possibility to finding a future that overcomes history. The film opens with the… [Read More]
“We’re all animals fighting for scraps on the Serengeti.” One of the most celebrated trials of the twentieth century was when Israel put Adolph Eichmann on trial. Eichmann headed the SS Office for Jewish Affairs and was one of the key architects of the Holocaust. But before they could put him on trial, they had… [Read More]
I recently had the opportunity to talk by phone with Lior Raz, who plays Isser Harel in Operation Finale, the story of the 1960 Israeli covert mission to capture Adolph Eichmann in Argentina. Since Lior is an Israeli, I focused on the importance of this story in Israel today. How much does the story of… [Read More]
Shimon Dutan and Face2Face host David Peck talk about the “settlement enterprise”, racism, empathy, the West Bank and absolutes, Israel and why there’s reason for hope. IMDB Synopsis Of the grievances and grudges that plague the Middle East, no issue is more incendiary than the Jewish-only settlements that have dotted the occupied West Bank for a half-century. Canadian/Israeli Shimon Dotan’s acclaimed documentary The Settlers sets out… [Read More]
“I have a hall. I have a dress. The apartment is almost ready. It’s a small task to God to find me a groom by the end of Hanukkah.”
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) is always trying to put a deal together. He thinks that if he can just get to talk to the right people, he’ll be able to convince them of his idea. But, alas, his attempts to make the right contacts fall short. Until he meets the future Prime Minister of Israel.
Can a sports team be the catalyst that not only unites a nation but also gives it a sense of the nation’s place in the world?
“Everyone has a path that leads them to wherever they need to go. All you can know is if you were brave or scared in your life.”
The root of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be found in the history and development of Zionism. Colliding Dreams is a documentary that traces that history “as seen through the eyes of the inhabitants of the land.”
“We may not do the best service to what’s called ‘national morale,’ but we’ll do a small service to the truth.” In 1967 Egypt, Jordan, and Syria made plans to annihilate Israel. When the dust cleared, Israel not only successfully defended itself, it captured the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights, and what are now the… [Read More]