The Promised Land? — A Must Watch Short Documentary

Many special programs are airing these days discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the roots of this whole issue. The following is a spectacular mini documentary highlighting some of the events that took place at the beginning of this conflict (around 1947-1948). It includes old footage, as well as interviews with people who have witnessed (some even participated in) these events, both Arabs and Jews/Israelis. This video is short, presented in clear English, and very informative. Please watch.

Part 1

Part 2

The scene at the end was very moving. This video is actually the second part of a three part series that is available here.

Al-Jazeera English, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making, and continuing to make, these amazing programs. I wish that someday you will be allowed on American cable.

P.S: I realize i have been talking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict quite a bit lately, but you know, it is the time for remembrance. To my new readers, i would like to point out that i do also talk about other subjects and issues of (possibly) lesser value/importance. 🙂

  1. Israel IS the promised land; promised to the nation of Israel and not to the Arab land thieves. This is why the nation of Israel has succeeded in making the desert blossom whereas the Arabs turn the Garden of Eden into hell. This is also why a few Jews have defeated the entire Arab world and managed to build a modern country.

  2. Mafish: Do you fundamentally hate us as Arabs and Palestinians ? Do you have a problem with those of us who were born Palestinian ? What do you propose we should do ? Also, what do you mean by “Arab land thieves” ? Which land did we steal ? For some reason, i am interested in hearing what you have to say.

  3. MF: Israel was promised to Abraham, indeed. But unlike the covenant promise to bear the Messiah and become numerous, the promise of the land was conditional upon Israel’s obedience to take the land. They did not take the land, they disobeyed, they lost that chance. I know the scripture says it will be restored to them, with a righteous government.

    I’m not sure today’s Israel IS the fulfillment of David’s kingdom, but the arm of the flesh to try and ‘make’ a prophecy happen prematurely. Israel is green because the Jordan River is now a small trickle, and they have robbed the rest of Arabia of water. It is not by any means a righteous government or rule. The rate of abortion is higher than the US. Corruption is rife. The return of Russian Jews brought their Mafia with them. Not to mention their twist of scripture to call for ten eyes for every Jewish eye. The sword has not left the house of David.

    You sound like you may be a Christian, as I am. Did you know the a good percentage of the Evangelical and Orthodox church in Jordan is here because their grandparents were forced and tricked out of their homes to make way for the news residents of New Israel? Those new residents not only took their homes, but their jewelry, farms, animals adn all personal and business belongings.

    I pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I pray for blessing upon Israel and Palestine. But what I pray for is that Israel will have the blessing of REPENTING of her sin, and live out what is required for her: do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with her God.

  4. za3tar,

    I hate you because you are our enemy and your people are violent, greedy, and don’t value human life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPU4UN03t7E

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okU0ZaSO6L8

    I don’t care that you invent a nation called “Palestinians”. You could call yourselves martians and it would be the same.

    You could have had a state here in my land, but you, as a group, chose to try and steal all of my land. Not only will you not have a state at all here, but ultimately you will not remain here either.

  5. You are our enemy and your people are violent, greedy, and don’t value human life.

    Click myname above to see just one example.

    I don’t care that you invent a nation called “Palestinians”. You could call yourselves martians and it would be the same.

    You could have had a state here in my land, but you, as a group, chose to try and steal all of my land. Not only will you not have a state at all here, but ultimately you will not remain here either.

  6. kinzi,

    You’re not a rabbi.

    Deuteronomy Chapter 30

    1 When all these things befall you the blessing and the curse that I have set before you and you take them to heart amidst the various nations to which the L-rd your G-d has banished you,
    2 and you return to the L-rd your G-d, and you and your children heed His command with all your heart and soul, just as I enjoin upon you this day,
    3 then the L-rd your G-d will restore your fortunes and take you back in love. He will bring you together again from all the peoples where the L-rd your G-d has scattered you.
    4 Even if your outcasts are at the ends of the world, from there the L-rd your G-d will gather you, from there He will fetch you.
    5 And the L-rd your G-d will bring you to the land that your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will make you more prosperous and more numerous than your fathers.
    6 Then the L-rd your G-d will circumcise your heart and the hearts of your offspring to love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart and soul, in order that you may live.
    7 The L-rd your G-d will inflict all those curses upon the enemies and foes who persecuted you.

  7. Thanks man, I replied to your comment.

    cheers!

  8. I must tell u about one more promise made by God to muslims that “I will collect them all at one place that it may be easy for you to kill all jew at one place and one time”, Israel won the 6 day war !!! was israel alone, no whole west and UN suported but now wen China wil be in power who wil suport Israel which can not stand against even one of Muslim countries

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