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The State of Israel

What is the State of 50 years after its founding and to what extent has it met the aspirations of its founders? The program begins with a brief introductory film about the origins of Zionism, featuring Abba Eban and Ehud Olmert, the Mayor of Jerusalem.
THE STATE OF ISRAEL
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What is the State of 50 years after its founding and to what extent has it met the aspirations of its founders? The program begins with a brief introductory film about the origins of Zionism, featuring Abba Eban and Ehud Olmert, the Mayor of Jerusalem. This is followed by a debate between the prominent writer David Grossman and the former Soviet dissident, now Trade Minister, Natan Sharansky. After opening statements, witnesses for each side are called to support their respective arguments. These include Amos Oz, Elie Wiesel, George Steiner, Shulamit Aloni, Rabbi David Hartman and Dr. Azmi Bishara. The program was filmed at the Tower of David before a live audience comprised of kibbutzniks, settlers, students, politically right and left, religious and secular, Jews and Arabs. Audience participation adds extra zest to this most exciting program. 79 MIN.