Voices Across the Divide
Identity & History of Palestinians & Jews

Voices Across the Divide - Identity & History of Palestinians & Jews
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David

Thank you for creating the film. I learned a lot from the interviews, and have a better understanding of the impact of the Nakba from listening to them. They provide an important perspective that is often not heard, especially by the American Jewish community.

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Natasha

Thank you for making this film. I want to find out more about Arab and Palestinian history the better to know myself as a Jew and to somehow try to help a solution based on empathy to fellow humans.

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Alice

Voices Across the Divide is a very personal project for me. I grew up in a Jewish household that was grounded in an uncritical love of all things Israel. As an adult I realized that I had never actually met an Arab person and that in all those years of Hebrew school and Jewish history ...Read more

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