"Palestine is Still the Issue"
Twenty-five years ago, I made a film called "Palestine Is Still The Issue." It was about a nation of people - the Palestinians - forced off their land and later subjected to a military occupation by Israel. An occupation condemned by the United Nations and almost every country in the world, including Britain.
But Israel is backed by a very powerful friend, the United States. So in 25 years, if we're to speak of the great injustice here, nothing has changed. What has changed is that the Palestinians have fought back.
Stateless and humiliated for so long, they've risen up against Israel's huge military machine, although they themselves have no arm, no tanks, no American planes and gun ships or missiles.
Some have committed desperate acts of terror, like suicide bombing. But for Palestinians, the overriding, routine terror, day after day, has been the ruthless control of almost every aspect of their lives, as if they live in an open prison. This film is about the Palestinians and a group of courageous Israelis united in the oldest human struggle - to be free.
Runtime 55 Minutes Watch the video. (I had to slide the button forward a bit to get the movie to play)
It wasn't until the "War on Terror" and 9/11 that I began to look into what was happening in the Middle East. I had no idea. If I had not chosen to educate myself on this, I would still be reading and relying on what I learned from the Western media. I would never have known the truth.
I started posting on various websites and was at first ignored, but I persisted, feeling that it was an important issue. Here was the undeniable truth, and most of us had no knowledge of it. There were attempts to quiet me with name-calling and labelling. Years ago, that may have stopped me from posting, but I believe we have a right to counter propaganda when it is pushed upon us on our tv's, in our papers, our magazines....
If you decide to watch this video, ask yourself a few questions...
How has this been able to go on for so many decades without media attention? Without intervention?