A lack of vision and of courageous leadership, being held hostage to fear… an extremely volatile situation that reinforces extremism and distrust on both sides; that is the status quo in Israel and why a paper like Haaretz is vital to any possible change. — “There is every reason for the current government to keep peace as far away as possible,” Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston speaks to Aimee Amiga. “It is in their interest because it creates a situation that energizes the right in this country, and drives the rest of the country into a kind of state of permanent despair, which keeps them neutralized and keeps any kind of broad coalition, broad opposition, from forming against them.” Burston said he had no doubt the Israeli public wanted a two-state solution and peace, but said they have been “absolutely convinced that it is impossible… The settlements are the answer to every one of his political prayers. First of all they defuse the right – it’s only the right here that can depose him politically at this point. Second, they cause anger in Washington, and he exploits that to have this kind of macho image which helps him with his own Likud party.” Video Interview […]Read More
From tolerance through empathy, compassion and understanding… a lot of (liberal) words are used to allow “the other side” to remain “other”; the question, though, behind this film’s urgency is whether it is possible TO TRULY STAND INSIDE SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES, however opposite that perspective may be.
Possibly then will we have a chance to emerge from the solipsistic universe of knowing-what-we-know, and finally for SOME CHANGE TO TAKE PLACE.
Both the filmmaker and the writer of the international bestseller behind this film have gone out on a limb for this to happen… IF you are willing to grow (and don’t mind the unavoidable disturbance)…
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress… Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.Read More