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Life In Occupied Palestine:

Eyewitness Stories &


Product description from website:
Life in Occupied Palestine provides an excellent introduction—in a down-to-earth, non-alienating way—to the occupation in Palestine and the nonviolent movement for freedom and equality in the Holy Land.

The video of Baltzer’s award-winning presentation—including eyewitness photographs, original maps, facts, music, and action ideas—is available on DVD for $9.95.

[Note from UMHLTF website editor: Anna Baltzer is very good at explaining the current issues in Palestine Israel; for an example see segment #3 in the series of 6 video clips below from the Presbyterian Church USA - it includes some of Baltzer's dvd. Her website displays great educational ability combined with an 'up close and personal' approach that brings us into her experiences in the Middle East.]

Searching for Peace in the Middle East
a 30-minute film by Landrum Bolling
Foundation for Middle East Peace

You can watch the entire video here (see below)
or contact FMEP for a free copy of the video

This 30 minute film, sponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace, is a vivid, compassionate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through the voices of Israeli and Palestinian citizens of diverse backgrounds, it reveals their hopes and fears and explores the issues that divide them. It also describes in a compelling way a broad common ground of yearning for peace, pointing the way toward a resolution of this tragic conflict that would meet the deepest needs of both societies.

The film features these Israelis and Palestinians:
Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian Legislator; Rami Elhanan, Bereaved Parents Circle; Daniel Taubman, Israeli diplomat; Prof. Naomi Chazan, Hebrew Univ. Jonathan Kuttab, Palestinian Lawyer Gershon Baskin, Co-Director, IPCRI; Arik Ascherman, Rabbis for Human Rights Gary Cooperberg, Settler, Kiryat Arba; Mohammed Zahar, Palestinian Foreign Minister; Jad Isaac, Environmentalist; Colonel Benzi Gruber, IDF, retired.

 Landrum Bolling, a veteran peace maker and the former President of Earlham College, has had a distinguished career as an informal advisor to world leaders and as an advocate for peace. A former Director of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem (1987-90), he has deep ties to the Middle East. In 2000, he and Sen. George Mitchell, won the Peacemaker/Peace Building Award from the National Peace Foundation. He is a senior advisor to Mercy Corps and a Director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

To receive a free copy of this DVD, please email us at,  call (202) 835-3650, or write to FMEP, 1761 N Street NW, Washington D.C. 20036.


The Israel-Palestine Mission Network
Presbyterian Church USA

Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace is a 48-page perfect-bound booklet with a free companion DVD. Steadfast Hope challenges common myths and misperceptions about the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presents a compelling snapshot of the present situation on the ground, and offers a guide to the challenges that lie ahead in the quest for peace.

Order the booklet and the dvd at the website above.

Steadfast Hope offers an inspiring view of the activities currently being undertaken by Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peacemakers working for justice and reconciliation. It also gives helpful guidance on how your congregation can contribute to the cause of just peace for the people who share the Holy Land.

You can watch the entire dvd in YouTube segments below:

The Iron Wall

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In 1923 Vladimir Jabotinsky, leading intellectual of the Zionist movement and father of the right wing of that movement, wrote:

"Zionist colonization must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population - behind an IRON WALL, which the native population cannot breach."

From that day these words became the official and unspoken policy of the Zionist movement and later the state of Israel. Settlements were used from the beginning to create a Zionist foothold in Palestine.

After 1967 and the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the aim of the settlement movement became clear - create facts on the ground and make the creation of a Palestinian state impossible. Thirty nine years of occupation and the policy started showing results. There are now more than 200 settlements and outposts scattered throughout the West Bank blocking the geographic possibility of a contiguous Palestinian territory.

The Iron Wall documentary exposes this phenomenon and follows the timeline, size, population of the settlements, and its impact on the peace process. This film also touches on the latest project to make the settlements a permanent fact on the ground - the wall that Israel is building in the West Bank and its impact on the Palestinian's peoples.

Settlements and related infrastructures are impacting every aspect of life for all Palestinians from land confiscation, theft of natural resources, confiscation of the basic human rights, creation of an apartheid-like system, to the devastating impact in regards to the future of the region and the prospect of the peace process.

Palestinians and Israelis began the peace process based on a very simple principle: land for peace. Settlements destroy that principle and create a land with no peace.

"The best description of the barrier, its routing and impact is shown in the film The Iron Wall."
- President Jimmy Carter

"The Iron Wall is a highly recommended film for anyone concerned with the quest for a just and peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - a film that takes a clear stand while showing genuine empathy for both sides."
-- Hillel Schenker, Co-Editor for Palestine-Israel Journal.

"This is a powerful film exposing one of the most pressing issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It is imperative that it gets a wide audience, and that efforts are mobilized to subvert a catastrophic outcome."
--Jean-Jacques Joris, former head of the Swiss Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority

Jerusalem...The East Side Story
See the trailer below, followed by a movie review

“The air above Jerusalem is filled with prayers and dreams
Like air above cities with heavy industry
Hard to breathe
From time to time a new shipment of history arrives"

Yehuda Amichai

The latest shipment of history is the Israeli occupation. In 1948, the western part of the city fell under Israeli control; in 1967, the eastern part fell under Israeli occupation. Since then, Israel has pursued a policy of Judaizing the city, aiming to achieve “Jewish demographic superiority.” Part of this policy is to drive Palestinian Muslims and Christians out of the city; denying their presence, history, and ties to the land.

The documentary takes you on a journey exposing Israel’s policy to gain supremacy and hegemony over the city and its inhabitants. It also touches on the future of the city: Jerusalem is the key to peace; without Jerusalem, there is no peace for anyone.

The film includes interviews with Palestinian and Israeli leaders, human rights activists and political analysts.

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This Week In Palestine
October 2007

Jerusalem: The East Side Story (2007) Dispossession, Occupation and a Challenge to Survive

By Sam Bahour

Was it sheer coincidence, sad irony, or just another day in Palestinian life under Israeli military occupation? It was hard to tell. My father and I drove through the last Israeli checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem while heading to the Palestinian National Theatre at the invitation of The Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) to attend the premiere of a new documentary on Jerusalem. The car radio switched from music to a news report - another Palestinian home in Jerusalem was demolished this morning by Israeli occupation authorities, leaving yet another Palestinian family homeless. We listened in disgust, sighed, but did not comment to each other for we would only be repeating ourselves.

As we entered the plaza of the theatre, we were met by film director Mohammed Alatar. Mohammed is known for his outstanding previous documentary, The Iron Wall, which depicted the systematic Israeli strategy of creating facts on the ground - facts that are rapidly making any chance for a negotiated peace between Palestinians and Israelis increasingly unlikely.

Tonight, the theatre was packed tight. Young and old local Palestinian Jerusalemites, staff from the dozens of international agencies based in Jerusalem, donor representatives, foreign representatives, media, and the crew that produced the film were all present. The audience anxiously awaited the lights to be turned out and the film to start. One constituency that was clearly missing was Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza. Those from Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, Jericho, Gaza, Rafah, and Hebron are all prohibited by Israeli regulations from entering Jerusalem without special permits that are rarely issued. The Iron Wall and tonight?s film, Jerusalem?The east side story, reveal the strategic policies that aim to Judaize the city and control Palestinian demographic growth. The resulting collective punishment is part of a larger scheme to pressure Palestinians into submission or flight.

Jerusalem?The east side story is a documentary that squeezes nearly 100 years of history into an hour or so of cinema. It mainly exposes the past 40 years of Israeli military occupation policies in Jerusalem and their devastating impact on the city and its peoples.

The producer of the film, Ms. Terry Boullata, stated at the outset of the evening that the intention of the documentary is to bring the Palestinian struggle for freedom and independence to the Western audience who has shown by way of its acquiescence to the ongoing Israeli military occupation that it still needs to be educated.

The film kicks off with a rapid-fire collage of a normal day in Jerusalem. The famous Jerusalem sesame-seed round loaf of bread, people from all walks of life, from all religions worshiping their Gods, the traffic, the city dwellers, the Old City shops, Jewish kids playing, Moslem kids playing, Christian kids playing, and on and on. The collage happens in a way that makes it difficult to decipher who is who. If it were not for a few abnormal shots - soldiers, weapons, checkpoints, settlements, arrests, confrontation, Jewish-only settlements, house demolitions, and many other trappings of a military occupation peppered throughout what can be considered normal life - one could falsely imagine that coexistence already existed.

One at a time, the film picks up on these abnormal scenes - concisely, succinctly, and with a clear effort to maintain utmost accuracy. Before taking on each issue, a load of history is presented using black-and-white footage. Some of the shots are from the United Nations hall where General Assembly Resolution 181 to partition Palestine was voted on in 1947; the battles in Jerusalem in 1967, which ended with Israel militarily occupying all of East Jerusalem; and Palestinian refugees streaming over the border to Jordan in order to flee the fighting. This rarely seen footage strikes a raw nerve in most Palestinians as could be witnessed by many in the audience just shaking their heads at the scenes of violent dispossession in action.

The film brings many Jerusalemites, including many Jewish Israelis, to tell their story firsthand. Several accounts caught my attention. The first was that of Mr. Meron Benvenisti, an Israeli political scientist who was deputy mayor of Jerusalem under Teddy Kollek from 1971 to 1978. Mr. Benvenisti makes a case for the more than 10,000 Palestinians who were displaced by Israel from West Jerusalem after Israel was created in 1948, and became internally displaced persons while still in their city - albeit forced to the east side.

The other moving personal account is of a Palestinian woman from West Jerusalem, Mrs. Nahla Assali, who walks the audience around the home that her family fled in 1948, only to come back after the war to find a Jewish family living in it and a plush Israeli neighbourhood replacing her childhood environs. Mrs. Assali ends her sombre account with a sentence that speaks volumes. She says, "We live in fantasy, they live in denial, and one day we should both come to reality."

Another personality who appears throughout the film to add his insight is the bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, the Rt. Rev. Munib Younan. Rev. Younan speaks with the clarity expected from a man of the cloth and is unwavering in his demand for both a moral and legal compass to be used to bring Jerusalem out of its dangerous disorientation.

Throughout the film, the selection of music is superb. Arabic and English clips take the audience from one issue to the next, but each song is a deep reflection of the issue at hand. One tune that is repeated throughout is, "I Still Haven't Found What I've Been Looking for" by the band U2 - a relevant choice for anyone looking for peaceful coexistence in Jerusalem in the 21st century.

One of the most moving parts of the film is its coverage of the phenomenon of house demolitions. The film meticulously goes through the process of how the Israeli occupation authorities have administratively installed a system of occupation that is sugar-coated with a legal wrap, but leads to the same end as all the other measures of the occupation: to contain and control Palestinian demographic growth through destroying Palestinian livelihood and creating a reality that is designed to encourage the Palestinians to choose to exit rather than stay and demand their rights. One young schoolgirl explains how she came home from school one day to find her family?s home demolished by Israeli bulldozers. Her mother explains how she sat in the rubble waiting for her daughter to return home from school fearing the shock that her daughter was about to experience. This account brought tears to my eyes.

Experts on the subject of house demolitions state in the film that once a demolition order is issued by the Israeli authorities, the Palestinian home may be demolished in 24 hours or 24 years. The film attempts to depict what a nerve-wracking reality this creates for hundreds of Palestinian families in Jerusalem whose homes are already marked for demolition.

The film explains in bite-size history lessons how Jerusalem was not only conquered by force, but also how the State of Israel took distinct annexation measures to enlarge the city boundaries in order to block the possibility of a sustainable Palestinian presence in the city. Meshed with this discussion is the most recent manifestation of Israel's separation policy: the illegal separation barrier - part wall and part fence - which cuts through Palestinian neighbourhoods in Jerusalem and leaves Palestinian Jerusalemites in utter limbo.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is interviewed and equates the Israeli policy in Jerusalem with that of "ethnic cleansing." His statement is bound to catch the ear of all those on the Israeli right and in the U.S. Congress who would like no better than to label President Abbas a non-partner in peace negotiations, as they successfully did with Yasser Arafat.

I?ve only mentioned a few samples of what this film presents. The most shocking ones I?ll leave to your viewing, especially the episode that relates to activities carried out by the Jewish settler movement inside the walled Old City, in collusion with official Israeli authorities.

If you have a desire for justice, you will exit this film with your blood boiling. Then you may recall that, in the face of all of this, Palestinians have remained steadfast for decades while they have been acted upon as if they were mice in a laboratory experiment. Saluting the resilience of Palestinians will be a natural reaction to all these emotions. However, if you hold a U.S. passport and recall that it is U.S. political support and funding that has allowed things to reach this level of inhumanity, you will walk away disgraced, rightfully so. This feeling of disgrace toward the U.S. will also be felt as the audience bursts out in laughter when President Bush is shown speaking - or rather stuttering - about Israel?s illegal separation barrier and says, "This wall is - uh - a problem ..."

I also watched the film premiere a second time in Ramallah for those in the West Bank, given that they could not freely travel to Jerusalem. It was another packed house, with the walls of the Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque in Ramallah taking the standing overflow of the audience.

Next to me in the first row sat a young family: Laura, a beautiful six-year-old girl, and her parents. I was pleasantly disturbed when, throughout the film, Laura repeatedly whispered to her mother "What?s this?" She asked this when the screen showed Palestinians being arrested, when homes were being demolished, when people were being harassed at checkpoints, and at other times. Seeing this young girl nag her mom for an explanation at every one of these scenes gave me a tremendous sense of relief that today's globalised generation of Palestinians will not drop the torch of this just cause. Knowing that Palestinian mothers across the occupied territory and throughout refugee camps in Palestine and abroad are explaining our just cause to yet another generation (regretfully I'm sure) somehow makes up for the lack of coherence and leadership today.

Director Mohammed Alatar made a few comments following the Jerusalem premiere. He said that he did not make the film so that people would like it, because there is nothing to like in military occupation; but rather he hopes and prays that people will wake up to today's bitter reality in the historic city of Jerusalem and do what it takes to bring peace to this troubled city. His remarks echoed the closing of the film which, instead of taking sides, noted that the ultimate loser in this conflict is Jerusalem, the city. One of the closing statements by the narrator is, "When the stones of Jerusalem become more holy than its people, doesn't it lose its holiness?" - A question well worth reflecting upon.

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A true story about everyday leaders who refuse to sit back as the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Escalates

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"Blazes with a kind of spiritual grace while remaining firmly grounded in a tragic reality."
--Village Voice

Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities. The film explores what drives them and thousands of other like-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for grassroots solutions. It is a film about the everyday leaders in our midst.

For 2 years, the Just Vision crew followed the stories of ordinary people who feel driven to work for an end to bloodshed and occupation in favor of peace. We traveled from Tel Mond to Tulkarem, from Hebron to Haifa documenting the courageous, painful and moving stories of regular people who refuse to sit back as the conflict escalates. These civic leaders navigate suicide bombings and checkpoints to confront militancy on both sides, the wounded and apathetic masses.

Encounter Point's Israeli/Palestinian/North American/ Brazilian production team includes: director & producer Ronit Avni (formerly of WITNESS), co-director Julia Bacha (co-writer/editor of the award-winning documentary, Control Room), producers Nahanni Rous and Joline Makhlouf, the first Palestinian female pilot. Encounter Point was edited in Jerusalem and Park Slope, Brooklyn, and features original music by Kareem Roustom, who combines classical Arabic melodies and instruments with traditional Jewish Klezmer to form a harmonious fusion that mirrors the subject matter.

Encounter Point's World Premiere was at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The Canadian premiere was at Hot Docs, and the West Coast premiere was at the San Francisco International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Encounter Point has subsequently won the 2006 Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Rencontres Film Festival in Montreal, the Best Musical Score Award at the Bend Film Festival and the 2006 Spirit of Freedom Award at the Bahamas Film Festival. It has screened in Dubai, Jerusalem, Jenin, Gaza, Ramallah, Amman, Sderot and more than 200 cities worldwide. It appeared on CBC in Canada as well as on Al Arabiya, one of the largest Arabic satellite stations in the world as well as on TV in Brazil, Poland, Korea, Australia and beyond.

Voices of the Silenced Majority

now available to watch online in High Definition:

Just as the title indicates, a great basic education in the Occupation today, the history behind it, and what needs to be done about it. 

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.

The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.

The film covers a wide range of topics -- which include -- the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880's, the 1920 tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the first Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process, Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of 2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many heart wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy.

Featured Interviews
Occupation 101 features a leading list of some of the most credible Middle East scholars, historians, peace activists, journalists, and humanitarian workers:
Dr. Albert Aghazarian
Director of Public Relations at Bier Ziet University. He is the most prominent Palestinian Armenian figure -- Headed press centre during Madrid conference.
Ambassador James Akins
Former (1963-1965) Attache at the US Embassy in Baghdad; Former (1973-1975) US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Rabbi Arik Ascherman
Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights - an organization of Israeli rabbis committed to defending the human rights of all people in Israel and in the territories under Israeli control.
Dr. William Baker
Former Professor of Ancient History and Biblical studies. Founder of Christians and Muslims for Peace.
Bishop Allen Bartlett, Jr.
Assisting Bishop (2001-2004) of the Diocese of Washington. The Episcopal Diocese of Washington comprises 93 Episcopal congregations in the District of Columbia and the Maryland counties of Montgomery, Prince George's, Charles and Saint Mary's.
Phyllis Bennis
Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. An author, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues. Helped found and co-chairs the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation.

Peter Boukaert
Director of Emergencies at Human Rights Watch -- the largest human rights organization based in the United States. He has conducted extensive fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in the West Bank (Israeli Occupied Territory).
Sharon Burke
Former Advocacy Director with Amnesty International -- a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave human rights abuses worldwide.
Noam Chomsky
Institute Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An Author and Analyst of Global Affairs including, US foreign Policy, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Author of "The fateful triangle: the United States, Israel, and the Palestinians."
Father Drew Christiansen
Former director of the Office of International Justice and Peace, United States Catholic Conference (91-98) and served as counselor on international affairs from (98-04). He traveled to the Holy Land numerous times to investigate the on-the-ground reality facing the Palestinian Christian community.
Cindy and Craig Corrie
Parents of late peace activist Rachel Corrie -- who was killed by an Israeli Bulldozer while protesting the destruction of a Palestinian doctor's home. Founders of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.
Douglas Dicks
Visitor Outreach program director Catholic Relief Services in Jerusalem. His work brings him in direct contact with patriarchs and priests as well as with elected government officials, human rights groups, and prominent members of both Palestinian and Israeli societies
Richard Falk
Served on the United Nations Human Rights Fact-finding Commission (2001) to investigate international law violations and human rights abuses in the West Bank and Gaza. Author and former Professor of International Law at Princeton University.
Paul Findley
United States Congressman (1961-1983). Founder and Chairman of the Council for the National Interest. Author of "They Dare to Speak Out" and other books.
Thomas Getman

He served as director of World Vision's programs in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (1997-2001). Currently, he is director of humanitarian affairs and international relations -- and is responsible for diplomatic relations with UN government member missions in Geneva.
Neta Golan
Israeli peace activist and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. A peace movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.
Jeff Halper
Co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and a Professor of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University. He has researched and written extensively on Israeli society and Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands.
Amira Hass
Israeli Journalist living and working in the occupied territories, she writes for Ha'aretz -- an Israeli daily newspaper. She is the author of "Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege."
Doug Hostetter
He worked as an Interfaith Peacebuilder for the Fellowship of Reconciliation and took part in delegations to Israel/Palestine to learn from Palestinian and Israeli peace activists and experience directly the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation.
Kathy Kamphoefner
She worked with the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron (West Bank) -- which embraces the vision of unarmed intervention waged by committed peacemakers ready to risk injury and death in bold attempts to transform lethal conflict through nonviolent means.
Adam Keller
Spokesperson of Gush Shalom -- an Israeli Peace Group which has played a leading role in determining the moral and political agenda of the peace forces in Israel, as well as in breaking the so-called "national consensus" based on misinformation.
Hava Keller
Israeli peace activist and founder of Women's Organization for Political Prisoners -- established with the objective of helping female political prisoners who struggle against Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory. She was also a soldier who served during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
Rashid Khalidi
Director of the Middle East Institute - School of International and Public Affairs/Columbia University. Author of "Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness" and "British Policy towards Syria and Palestine" -- among other books.
Peretz Kidron
Spokesperson of Yush Gvul -- an Israeli peace group campaigning against the occupation by backing soldiers who refuse duties of a repressive or aggressive nature. He is an Israeli peace activist, freelance journalist, and author of "Refusenik!: Israel's Soldiers of Conscience."
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Rabbi of Beyt Tikkun and editor of TIKKUN magazine -- A Bimonthly Jewish Critique of Politics, Culture and Society. In 2002, He founded The Tikkun Community which brought hundreds of people to Washington, D.C. to a Teach-In to Congress on Middle East Peace.
Rabbi Rebecca Lillian
The spiritual leader of Temple Beth Or in Miami, FL. She was previously co-chair of the Jewish Peace Forum and, under its auspices, organized Jewish peace delegations to Israel and the West Bank. She is currently on the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace.
Roger Normand
Roger Normand is co-founder and executive director of the Center for Economic and Social Rights in New York, and has led recent human rights missions to Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel and Palestine.
Allegra Pacheco
She is an American-born Israeli attorney who works on the front lines and defends Palestinians in Israeli courts against house demolitions, land confiscations, torture, and illegal detentions. Her litigation won an Israeli Supreme Court banning certain torture methods in Israel.
Ilan Pappe
An Israeli-born lecturer from Haifa University. Through his life experiences and scholarly research he came to challenge the common historical narrative of his state. He is one of the so called 'New Historians' who in the late 1980s exposed the 1948 ethnic cleansing Israel carried out in Palestine.
Dr. Iyad Sarraj
A prominent Palestinian psychiatrist who has undergone extensive research about the mental health condition of children living and Gaza. He is the director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program.
Yael Stien
Research director of B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights group -- established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories.
Gila Svirsky
An Israeli peace campaigner for more than 15 years, lives in Jerusalem. She is a founding member of the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace, a grouping of eight Israeli and Palestinian women's peace organizations.
Ambassador Edward Walker
His diplomatic career includes positions as US Ambassador to Israel (1997-1999), the Arab Republic of Egypt (1994-1997), and the United Arab Emirates (1989-1992). He also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs under the Clinton administration.

Alison Weir
American freelance journalist who has traveled independently throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She founded If Americans Knew and frequently lectures throughout the United States to misinformed and uninformed citizens on one of the most significant issues affecting them today.

Second Edition DVD - "Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority"
Feature Documentary Film
Deleted Scenes
Bonus Footage

Running Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
English and Arabic w/ English subtitles
Spanish and French subtitles (optional)
Color/BW -- 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
English Closed Captions (for the hearing impaired)
NTSC Format (All Regions)
Not Rated

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The Freedom Flotilla

An excellent video with the song "All Aboard the Mavi Marmara" (just 6.5 minutes) that recounts what has been happening to the Palestinians, the destruction of Gaza, the desperate need for aid there, and featuring the real story of what the Freedom Flotilla of May 2010 was doing, and what was done on board the Mavi Marmara.



"New Hope For Peace: 

What America Must Do to End the Israel-Palestine Conflict" 

features four U.S. statesmen — Jimmy Carter, James Baker, Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski — who say the time is right for a new U.S. initiative. 

This 20-minute DVD is presented by Landrum Bolling with cooperation from the Foundation for Middle East Peace and Mercy Corps International.

Copies are available on request from the Foundation for Middle East Peace by sending an e-mail to with your name and address.

You can watch the entire dvd in this YouTube video: