In Search of Peace (Part One: 1948-1967)

IN SEARCH OF PEACE covers the broad sweep of history during Israel's first two decades and makes the case for a Jewish national home in Israel. The film weaves together historical narrative, anecdotes and dramatic personal stories and interviews with individuals who helped to shaped that history. Included are a who's who of Israeli Prime Ministers from David Ben Gurion to Ehud Barak, Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Yitchak Rabin, Meanachem Begin, and Yitchak Shamir. The story opens as the State of Israel is declared in May 1948 and Ben Gurion predicts that celebration will soon give way to bloodshed. Produced by the Moriah Films division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, narrated by Michael Douglas, this film is a powerful reminder of the hope Israel represents to Jews all over the world. "IN SEARCH OF PEACE is a documentary with a split personality. On the one hand the film is an unabashedly emotional and stirringly inspirational history of Israel that ends with the country's victory in the 1967 war. On the other it is a scrupulous, factual account of two decades of Israel's conflict with its neighbors that refuses to demonize or to blame the country's enemies." Stephen Holden, The New York Times
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