Jerusalem: The East Side Story


The situation in East Jerusalem in 2008.

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Year Produced: 2008
Running time: 57 minutes
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” 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, after the attack by neighbouring Arab nations, the western part of the city fell under Israeli control. After the 1967 War 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. This documentary takes a journey showing Israel’s policy to gain supremacy over the city and its inhabitants. It also touches on the future. 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. Palestine Agriculture Relief Committees Dir: Mohammed Alatar.

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