August 4, 2009
This documentary and video material has been selected to help you get to grips with this particular conflict. Some of the videos I’ve been directed to by my wonderful I-P course tutor, and some of them I’ve found myself. Where possible, I’ve embedded the videos into this article. 1. For getting a good overview: The Promised Land? (Al Jazeera […]
July 28, 2009
Given that this conflict is at the centre, or at least near the inner edge of most foreign policy decisions across the world, no one knows anything about it! It's like Fightclub. The first rule of Fightclub is...you don't talk about Fightclub. And why don't you talk about Fightclub? Because, if you do, you get in trouble. It'll be bad. Presumably even worse than actually going to Fightclub. Where are all the films about Israel and Palestine? Not the cool hip indie films; the big films, the blockbusters, the Blood Diamond of the Middle East? Or if not films, maybe books? Not high-brow academic histories or intellectual policy hardbacks; I'm talking the Kite Runner of Ramallah; the Book Seller of Tel Aviv? You can hear the producers and publishers squirming in their seats as they say, quietly, 'don't go there.'