posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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
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.