04 November 2007

Occupation 101

Ninety years after Lord Balfour worked with Chaim Weizmann, the head of the world's Zionist organization on the Declaration. Ninety years after Lord Balfour wrote a simple letter to lord Rotschild promising Jews a homeland in Palestine. Ninety years after Balfour’s Declaration: suffering, misery, frustration and the occupation continue. Occupation-101 is:

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.

The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.

The film covers a wide range of topics -- which include -- the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880's, the 1920 tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the first Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process, Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of 2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many heart wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy.
The documentary can be watched, through YouTube, in ten parts:
part1, part2, part3, part4, part5, part6, part7, part8, part9, part10

Or it can be seen in one-part full copy at Sabbah.
Support this documentary by purchasing the Occupation101 DVD.


Anonymous said...

Balfour was just doing Allah's will with the Balfour Declaration. Nobody can stand up to Allah's will.

Arabs suffer because they try to.

Anonymous said...

thanks or posting this info. i have been on their mailing list for over 3 years, and they kept delaying the release date, and they finally released it. this is a must see.
as for anon,
based on your retarded theory, the jews suffer because they try to.
they choose the people that torture them.

M Bashir said...

buckeye: my pleasure

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

good morning bashir, or good evening.
thanks for this post. i also loved sophia's take on the subject. she is always sharp and right on.

elisa davinca said...

hi there,
I got to know of this video in spring and was waiting to see it when I found it on VideoGoogle where it was removed quickly - later I discovered it on YouTube and published it at the end of August on my Blog - it's one of many documentations of heavy human rights violations in the Middle East which I collected in the meanwhile on my Blog; I guess it's worth to have a look at it ...

elisa davinca said...

thx for adding me to your blogroll - I have done the same - very appreciated ...


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