Iron Wall, The

Synopsis
A succinct documentary on Israel’s settlement programme, encompassing the underlying dynamics of the Israeli-Palestine conflict. In 1923, Vladimir Jabotinsky - father of the Zionist right - wrote: "Zionist colonisation... can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population - behind an IRON WALL, which the native population cannot breach." From that day on, these words became the official and unspoken policy of the Zionist movement and, later, the State of Israel. Colonies, often referred to as "settlements," were used to solidify the Zionist foothold throughout historic Palestine.

Following the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, more than 200 settlements and outposts have been built in these territories, in violation of international law. The Iron Wall exposes this phenomenon and follows the timeline, size and population of the settlements, reveals how their construction has been a cornerstone of Israeli policy, and demonstrates how the wall secures them as permanent and irreversible facts upon the ground. This documentary warns that a contiguous and viable Palestinian state is becoming no longer possible, and that the chances for a peaceful resolution of the conflict are slipping away.

The film features interviews with prominent Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and political analysts, as well as Israeli settlers and soldiers, and Palestinian farmers. Made with the help of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
Language
Arabic; English
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2006
Subjects
Geography; Politics & government
Keywords
conflict resolution; Israel; Palestine; political geography

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£20.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Palestine Agricultural Relief Committees

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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