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Visions of Israel

Presented with the kind permission of Acorn Media Australia

Make an aerial pilgrimage to Israel, the world’s only Jewish state and Holy Land to three major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Stunning high-definition footage showcases Israel in all its diverse glory, flying over sites where Jewish rebels gave their lives; where Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans built outposts of their empires; and where Jesus Christ lived and died.

Witness the magnificence of the country’s many holy sites, including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, alongside exotic seaside resorts and the austere beauty of the Judean desert.


Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus

Presented with thanks to Producer, Raphael Shore, and Director, Wayne Kopping.

Description from film’s website

Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus, produced by acclaimed filmmaker Raphael Shore and directed by Wayne Kopping, explores the proliferation of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents on North American college campuses. In particular, the film explores the rapid growth of such incidents following the launch of Operation Cast Lead by Israel’s military into Gaza in late December 2008 and January 2009. The documentary demonstrates the blurring of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic lines, showing how the War evoked deep anti-Jewish sentiments amongst college students and professors.

The film explores the context of these hostilities, by demonstrating the financial ties between Middle Eastern Studies departments and Arab states; the often biased and Pro-Palestinian education received by students in college classes; and the historical connection between the Muslim Student Association and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Interspersed with accounts from Jewish Students and campus professionals, the film offers a glimpse into the experiences of Jewish college students who are actively involved in the daily struggle of supporting the State of Israel and fighting against biased misinformation both in and out of the classroom.

The film is distributed by Imagination Productions.

Running Time: 30-minutes


Producer Raphael Shore

Raphael Shore is a producer of ground-breaking feature-length documentary films, including Relentless: The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East, the critically acclaimed Obsession: Radical Islam’s War against the West and The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America. Shore previously worked as an international analyst of Middle East issues and has been interviewed by leading media outlets including CNN, and The New York Times. A native of Canada, Shore graduated from the University of Toronto.

Director Wayne Kopping

Wayne Kopping is the director and editor of the award-winning film, Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West as well as The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America, a documentary detailing the rise of radical Islam within the United States. He has been featured on CNN, Fox News and countless syndicated radio shows.


Sir Martin Gilbert: Winston Churchill’s relationship with the Jewish People

Winston Churchill and the Jews, by Sir Martin Gilbert

Winston Churchill and the Jews, by Sir Martin Gilbert

Presented with thanks to Claremont Institute and with the kind permission of C-SPAN, Book TV

Nov 02 2001: Sir Martin Gilbert, author of numerous books including, The Jews in the 20th Century: An Illustrated History, talked about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s relationship with the Jewish people.

The author said that Churchill was an advocate for Jewish equal rights and an opponent of anti-Semitism.

He also described Churchill’s role in the formation and subsequent developments in the Middle East.

The author said that Churchill kept a vigilant watch on the treatment of the Jews during World War II and attempted several times to mitigate the situation of the Jews under control of the Nazis.

It was Churchill’s suggestion that a refugee camp be established in North Africa for Jewish Europeans fleeing the Nazis.

After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. (1 hour)

Israel: Birth of a Nation

Israel: Birth of a Nation with Sir Martin Gilbert

Israel: Birth of a Nation with Sir Martin Gilbert

Presented with the kind permission of Sir Martin Gilbert

Israel declared its sovereignty on May 14, 1948. One day later, armies from Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, Egypt and Iraq invaded. With only 600,000 people in the infant nation, the odds seemed overwhelming.

Yet they not only survived, they triumphed, and by 1949 armistice negotiations began that would ensure the existence of the Jewish State.

Sir Martin Gilbert, author of over seventy books hosts this gripping account of Israel’s difficult first years.

Filled with rare footage, photographs, and interviews with participants in the War of Independence, this is the definitive document of one of the turning points in modern history. Extraordinary footage filmed by Bernard Beecham, a British soldier, shows the reality of life in the fledgling nation, when all efforts were devoted toward winning the war.

Celebrating Israel’s 50th anniversary, this is a remarkable chronicle of a nation won by courage and determination more than weaponry, the saga of a people finally returned to the

Sir Martin Gilbert on the History of Israel, the Jewish State (part 1 & 2)

Sir Martin Gilbert

Sir Martin Gilbert

Presented with the kind permission of Heritage Foundation, Claremont Institute & C-SPAN

April 28 1998:  Two interviews with Churchill biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert, discussing his book, Israel: A History, published by William Morrow.

The book traces the history of the Jewish state from the formation of the modern Zionist movement in the late 19th and early 20th century, through the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, and its subsequent fifty-year history.

Sir Martin then fields questions from callers.