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PMW Director Itamar Marcus interviewed in documentary about Israel

Janet Tassel  |

Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation

by Janet Tassel

Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation, the latest documentary by Gloria Greenfield and her company, Doc Emet... is an intensely moving experience, documenting -- one is tempted to say "once and for all" -- that Israel is, was, and always will be, the land of the Jewish people...

Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School discusses… the Yassir Arafat lie: "That the Jews never lived in what is now Israel, that it is all a myth, that the Jews really come from Eastern Europe, that they have no Middle Eastern DNA… and he sold that bill of goods to many, many Palestinians."

Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch [] illustrates the extension of this "bill of goods." "One of the goals of Palestinian historians, begun in the 1990s, is to write a history of Palestine that won't allow for the existence of any other people in the land” -- what Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution calls a “pseudohistory.” The Palestinian Authority, continues Marcus, "often cites the persecution of Jews in European countries as proof, not that the Jews were persecuted, but as proof of the Jews' evil nature." […]

Greenfield's film, then, of necessity has a darker ending than we would want. But with advocates like the ones she has ingathered for us, it is hardly without hope. It is a must-see film.