The Presbyterian’s Steadfast Hope has a valuable educational CD included in its pack. Other DVDs we have found helpful in our educational efforts include the following:
Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority is a 2006 documentary film on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict directed by Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish, and narrated by Alison Weir, founder of If Americans Knew.
2004 film that critiques media coverage of Israel/Palestine situation. Click title to watch.
Jenin Jenin - documentary footage of Israeli
action in Jenin refugee camp in April 2002. Click title to watch.
Encounter Point - 2006. Encounter Point is an award-winning film directed by Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha. It depicts different families that have been affected by the violence in Israel between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Inner Tour- Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Palestine / Israel, 2000, color, video, 97 minutes. The story of a group of Palestinians visiting Israel for the first time.
Gaza Strip-2001. Live footage. Click on title to view.
Two Sided Story - Parents Circle made up of Israeli and Palestinians who have suffered from the occupation in dialogue with one another. 2012. 75 minutes.
Palestine for Beginners- Claims to be updated regularly.
Original 2007. Contains study guide.
Five Broken cameras. 2011. A farmer's nonviolent resistance to the Israeli army. Award winner.
The Gatekeepers. 2012. Shin Bet, Israeli intelligence, interviews on the occupation. Award winning.
Budrus. 2009. Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.
The Lemon Tree. 2008.The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. Israeli.
Occupied Minds. 2006.Occupied Minds is the story of two journalists, Jamal Dajani, a Palestinian-American and David Michaelis, an Israeli, who journey to Jerusalem, their mutual birthplace, to explore new solutions and offer unique insights into the divisive Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jaffa- The Clockwork’s Orange. 2014. From historians to art experts, poets to political analysts, each gives his or her perspective on the archive footage, which over the years has become increasingly laden with ideological significance. Orange eaters and pickers -- many of whom remember the more harmonious times when Jews and Arabs still worked side by side in the orchards -- also have their say.
Precious Life. 2010. With the help of a prominent Israeli journalist, Precious Life chronicles the struggle of an Israeli pediatrician and a Palestinian mother to get treatment for her baby. . .
The Other Son. 2012. Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Life in Occupied Palestine. Activist Jewish woman's documentation of the occupation.
My Neighborhood. 2012. Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian teenager growing up in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed's family is forced to give up a part of their home to Israeli settlers, local residents begin peaceful protests and in a surprising turn, are quickly joined by scores of Israeli supporters.
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The Stone Cry Out. 2013. Plight of the Palestinian Christians in the occupied territories.
Dancing in Jaffa. 2013.Renowned ball-room dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together.
RECENT (since 2000) BOOKS ON THE PALESTINIAN/ISRAELI CONFLICT
ABUNIMAH, ALI, One Country: a bold proposal to end the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, 2007
ABUNIMAH, ALI, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, 2014
BLUMENTHAL, MAX, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, 2015
BLUMENTHAL, MAX, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, 2014.
CHAYUT, NOAM, The girl who stole my holocaust, 2013
CHOMSKY, NAOM, AND PAPPE, ILAN, Gaza in Crisis, 2011
DAVID, ANTHONY, An Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission. 2015
Davis, Angela, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement. 2016
EL-HADDAD, LAILA, Gaza Mom; Palestine, Politics, Parenting and Everything in Between, 2010
David Hartsough: Waging Peace - Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist. Nov. 2014
HALPER, JEFF, An Israeli in Palestine; Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel, 2008
HALPER, JEFF, War Against the People; Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification. 2015
HANSON BOURKE, DALE, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Tough Questions, Direct Answers,
2013. (a quick overview)
INTERNATIONAL QUAKER WORKING GROUP, When the Rain Returns: Toward Justice and Reconciliation in Palestine and Israel, 2004
KHALIDI, RASHID, The Iron Cage, 2006
KIMMERLING, BARUCH AND MIGDAL, JOEL, The Palestinian People; A History, 2000
LACUSTA, MAXINE KAUFMAN.Refusing to be Enemies
LERNER, MICHAEL, Healing Israel/Palestine; A Path to Peace and Reconciliation, 2003,
MAHONEY, JOHN, ADAS, JANE, AND NORBERG, ROBERT, EDITORS, Burning Issues: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Middle East; A 40 Year Chronicle, 2007
MEARSHEIMER, JOHN AND WALT, STEPHEN, The Israel Lobby and U.S.Foreign P0licy, 2007.
PAPPE, ILAN, A History of Modern Palestine; One Land Two Peoples, 2004.
--------------, Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine, 2006.
PELED, MIKO, The General's Son, 2012.
QUMSIYEH, MAZIN, Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment, 2011
REINHART, TANYA, Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948, 2002.
--------------, Roadmap to Nowhere; Israel/Palestine Since 2003, 2006
REUBNER, JOSH, Shattered Hopes, the Failure of Obama's Middle East Peace Process, 2013
SHEHADEH, RAJA, Strangers in the House, 2002
SHULMAN, DAVID, Dark Hope, 2007
SHLAIM, AVI, The Iron Wall, 2000
WARSCHAWSKI MICHEL, On the Border, 2005
WEIR, ALISON, Against Our Better Judgement: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, 2015
ZERTAL, IDITH AND ELDAR, AKIVA, Lords of the Land; The War Over Israel's Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007, 2007
From Jewish Voice for Peace and available at
Rabbi Lynn Gotlieb
Trail guide to the Torah of Non-violence. 2013
Rabbi Brant Rosen
Wrestling in the daylight. 2013
Hope into Practice; Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite
Our Fears. 2013