Relentless: the Struggle for Peace in Israel
Melissa Radler The Jerusalem Post - Friday, February 14, 2003
(Stateside- News from Jewish America)
Remember when Yasser Arafat praised slain terrorist Yihye "The Engineer"
Ayash and Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin on PA TV in 1996? How
about that 1995 interview when he called on martyrs to liberate all of
Palestine, or Arafat confidant Imad Fuluji's December 2000 statement that
the intifada was planned over the summer, well before Ariel Sharon's
controversial walk on the Temple Mount?
For anyone who thinks that the Middle East conflict is a "cycle of
violence," a new documentary, Relentless: The Struggle for Peace in Israel,
places the blame for the past two and a half years of violence squarely on
the Palestinian Authority. Produced by the media watch group
HonestReporting.com, the 56-minute film attempts to refute the common wisdom
found in the media, on campus, and among intellectuals that paints Israel as
the aggressor in the Middle East conflict.
"When you watch CNN, you get a very myopic view of the situation," says the
film's executive producer, Raphael Shore. In response, Relentless uses TV
clips, polls, analysis, and newspaper articles to prove that the PA fomented
terrorism, glorified terrorist groups, destroyed Jewish holy sites, refused
to officially recognize Israel, and educated its children for war from 1993
onward, thus violating every single Oslo obligation. With 10 screenings in
South Africa and a second sold-out screening in New York this week, the
producers are planning a Spanish translation for South America and a
Jerusalem premiere. "Unfortunately, Israelis don't know the full story
either," says Shore.
Israel Movie Private Screening
Discovery Production presents a film by HonestReporting.com
The Struggle for Peace in Israel
Wed. Feb 19th @ 7:00 PM
Loews 34th Street
316 W. 34th
between 8th and 9th Avenues
Call 212.921.9090 for tickets
or purchase online at www.discoveryproduction.com
TICKETS ARE $10.00 EACH
All ticket orders are box office pick-up.
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-RELENTLESS is followed by a 30 minute moderated discussion.
* Ages 18 and over only due to graphic footage.