There is almost nothing more divisive and discordant then the raging debate about Israel, Palestine and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. Within the US; from congressional halls and political campaigns to heated demonstrations and college classrooms, the arguments have yet to find a peaceful means for discussing, much less, implementing an elongated peace process in the region. In fact if anything our global climate is shifting more towards a continual violence that has lasted the better part of a century. This film seeks not only to illuminate how voices seeking reconciliation have been marginalized and ultimately silenced in the public debate, but how government lobbying, special interests, and decades of passionate politics have even stifled the search for common ground so crucially needed in times like today.
The film features speeches, interviews and debates by:
Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Professor Stephen Walt of Harvard University, authors of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School
Ex-president and author of Palestine Peace Not Apartheid Jimmy Carter
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Norman Finkelstein, political scientist, professor, and author of Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
by Lauren Hind & Daniel Freshman