Seeing through the Wall: Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel

Because you are interested in peace, I’m writing to let you know about a new documentary, Seeing through the Wall: Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel.
As you know, June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 6th Day War and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. It’s an opportunity to take stock. For Israelis and for Jews around the world, the 1948 War of Independence was a miracle—and a new beginning for a suffering people. For Palestinians, it turned out to be a catastrophe. Both narratives are authentic. Need we choose one over the other? Israeli conductor Daniel Barenbolim said recently during a visit to the West Bank: “Jewish blood runs through my veins, but my heart beats for the Palestinian cause.”
Anne Macksoud‘s new film offers the chance to re-visit these narratives through the eyes of a group of Americans. Rabbi Dov Taylor put together a 12-day tour of Israel and Palestine. As Rabbi Taylor put it, “I wanted Americans, and American Jews in particular, to have the opportunity to meet and get to know some Palestinians as human beings, just like themselves, with the same hopes and fears and dreams.” For twelve days in 2016, the group traveled through Israel and Palestine to listen and learn.
Seeing through the Wall invites watchers to question their own assumptions and prejudices. To witness life in occupied Palestine. To meet Palestinians who are Israeli citizens. To meet Jewish and Palestinian activists. One viewer recently wrote: ““A brilliant, sensitive and even-handed look at an intolerable situation. It can’t fail to move audiences wherever it’s shown.”
Would you be interested in arranging a screening for your own community? We offer a discussion guide to support going deeper together following your screening.
For more information, please visit our website.
Please let me know if you’d like to preview the film.
Thanks for your time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Our Campaigns

How To End War

Online Courses
Help Us Grow

Small Donors Keep Us Going

If you select to make a recurring contribution of at least $15 per month, you may select a thank-you gift. We thank our recurring donors on our website.

This is your chance to reimagine a world beyond war
Upcoming Events
WBW Shop
Translate To Any Language