Social acceptance in modern Israel depends largely on one's military service. Troubled youth—particularly those convicted of misdemeanor crimes—are not drafted into the army; thus preventing them from overcoming the past and integrating into mainstream society.
Marking Lebanon in August of 2006 as both the starting and ending point, this film takes us through the bloody terrain of the Middle East over the past six years.
In 1990, Rabbi Meir Kahane was assassinated in New York. The police raided the killer's apartment finding evidence suggesting that the assassin may have been at the heart of a terrorist cell, but the case was wrapped up and the confiscated evidence was never translated. Investigation of the 1993 World Trade Center attack in New York found a link to the Kahane assisnation, making it difficult not to wonder if a more serious investigation of the Kahane case in 1990 would have stopped Al Quaeda in its tracks.
Beginning with the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, this two-hour documentary traces the ongoing peace process through years of negotiations and never before-seen footage of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and interviews with key figures on both sides of the bargaining table, giving viewers unprecedented access to the decision making process on which the fate of millions depends.
In 1961, Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann faced trial in Jerusalem. What is less known is that while the defendant was presented before a worldwide audience, numerous other trials were taking place far from the public eye. The defendants in these trials were Jews, holocaust survivors, accused of collaboration with the Nazis.
In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to change their destiny and seek UN membership