What You Do Not Know About the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

In 1967, Israel occupied the territories that the United Nations recognized as Palestinian land. The vicious circle began—Israelis provoked Palestinians, Palestinian retaliated through suicide bombings, and Israelis reciprocated through armed suppression. Is the Israel-Palestinian conflict an ethnic one or a religious one? Is it caused by Zionism? What underlying troubles might come with the resurgence of antisemitism in Europe?

About the Documentary

Route 181
The United Nations Resolution 181, which was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947, divided Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state. In 2002, a Palestinian filmmaker and an Israeli filmmaker traveled together along “Route 181,” a virtual road that follows the borders outlined in Resolution 181, for two long months. They filmed Israelis and Palestinians they met along the way, the elderly and the young, civilians and soldiers, trying to build in the two peoples a collective consciousness of borders.