"If you will it, it is no dream," wrote the founder of political Zionism Theodor Herzl in 1902, prophesizing the creation of a utopian Jewish state. One hundred years later, some of the harshest critics of Israel's occupation policies are Israelis themselves - a small minority of intellectuals, political activists and artists whose voices are rarely heard outside Israel.
Shortly after the outbreak of the second Intifada in 2001, filmmakers Benny Brunner and Joseph Rochlitz travelled through the country and spoke to a number of them. The filmmakers also attended a major peace rally in Tel Aviv, and recorded the fiery words of Yishai Rosen-Tzvi, one of the first to sign the Letter of Refusal to serve in the Occupied Territories: "Fighting against terrorism? What a joke! Government and army policies create a hothouse for terrorism (...) It is forbidden to treat men, women and children like dirt. The more people understand it, the sooner there will be an end to this cursed occupation."
Films For Action empowers citizens with the information they need to help create a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.
We receive no government or corporate funding and rely on our supporters to keep us going.
Create an account on Films For Action and join our growing community of people who want to change the world!
Add videos, articles and more. Rate member content. Our library is powered by you.