Video: Israel & Palestine
this page last updated: Thursday 14 February 2019
Who Cares About Israel's Thai Workers? — Our World, BBC
24 November 2018
Around 25,000 people from Thailand work on Israel's farms. Filmed over a year, Our World investigates allegations that many are being exploited. The team uncover evidence of squalid living conditions, unpaid wages, and hear widespread claims their health is being put at risk from pesticides. Although under Israeli law they are entitled to decent housing and safe working conditions, one Israeli NGO that supports workers tells the BBC they are being treated as ‘tools’, rather than ‘human beings’.
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Gaza Dreams — Our World, BBC
22 September 2018
With nearly two million people living in miserable conditions in Gaza, the Israeli blockade has taken its toll on mental health there. Against the backdrop of the border clashes earlier in 2018 this film goes deep inside the minds of the people of Gaza to explore the mental health issues affecting many there.
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Gaza Killings: Who is to blame? — Head to Head, Aljazeera
20 July 2018
Former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon on whether Israel is responsible for the recent Gaza bloodshed. In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges Danny Ayalon on whether Israel is responsible for the recent killings of Palestinians following months of protests along the Gaza fence.
Israel's Secret Weapon (2003) — Correspondent, BBC
21 March 2016
Which country in the Middle East has undeclared nuclear weapons? Which country in the Middle East has undeclared biological and chemical capabilities? Which country in the Middle East has no outside inspections? Which country jailed its nuclear whistleblower for 18 years?
Reporting from Gaza as Israel attacks the innocent — Channel 4 News
24 July 2014
Good reporting from Channel 4 News deep inside Gaza, as Israel wreaks death and destruction on innocent Palestinians — many of whom are women and children.
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My Neighbourhood: a Palestinian boy's view of Israeli settlements — Just Vision
6 April 2013
Tells the story of Mohammed El Kurd, a Palestinian teenager growing up in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed's family is forced to give up part of their home to Israeli settlers, local residents begin peaceful protests, and in a surprising turn, are quickly joined by scores of Israeli supporters. Mohammed comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension with his neighbours and unexpected co-operation with Israeli allies in his backyard.
What Killed Arafat? — Aljazeera
21 July 2012
An investigation into the mysterious death of the late Palestinian leader reveals that he may have been poisoned. Tests have revealed that Arafat's final personal belongings contained abnormal levels of polonium, a rare, highly radioactive element — suggesting that there was a high level of polonium inside his body when he died.
John Pilger: Resisting the American Empire — Democracy Now
7 July 2009
Pilger joins Amy Goodman for a wide-ranging conversation on Honduras, Iran, Gaza, the corporate media, health care and Obama's wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. more »
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Viva Palestina: Massive Aid Convoy to Gaza — Fourman Films
19 February 2009
Feature documentary covering the Valentines Day London departure of a massive convoy of trucks, ambulances and millions in humanitarian aid — all gathered by thousands of ordinary people from Great Britain in two weeks. more »
Early Israeli Terrorism — Nugas/Martin
11 February 2009
Exploring the methods and motives of modern terrorism. On 22 July 1946, a bomb attack on the HQ of the British administration in Palestine left 91 dead.
Gaza: Out of the Ruins — Panorama, BBC
9 February 2009
Jeremy Bowen travels through a devastated Gaza to ask what the recent conflict means for the region's future. Interviewing both victims and combatants, he pieces together rival claims about war crimes and the targeting of civilians, and follows extraordinary personal stories across the frontlines. Panorama asks whether the offensive has really weakened the Hamas movement or if the violence has simply sowed the seeds of further bloodshed. more »
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Unseen Gaza — Jon Snow, Dispatches, Channel 4
23 January 2009
Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries? Featuring images that have never before been aired on mainstream television, Snow also examines the difference between the coverage at home and that in the US, Europe and the Middle East. more »
Gaza: The Road to War — Aljazeera
12 January 2009
The people of the Gaza Strip — one of the world's most densely populated strips of land — have experienced it all: military occupation, civil war, an economic blockade and international isolation. Yet back in 2005, Gazans celebrated a new era of peace and even prosperity. So, how did it all go so wrong? (There's another element to this war: offshore gas fields)
From Balfour to Blair — Aljazeera
18 May 2008
This special 30-minute film investigates the role of British policy in the Middle East, from the beginning of the 20th century to today.
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Clash of the Worlds: Palestine — Adrian Pennink, BBC
21 January 2008
Series exploring the history of Muslim-Western relations. This episode examines the decisions made by the British rulers of Palestine 90 years ago.
The Real Friends of Terror — Ted Honderich
20 September 2006
Can suicide bombers ever be justified? Professor Honderich, Britain's leading moral philosopher, is unafraid to tell the truth as he sees it. Taking what he says is the betrayal of the Palestinian people as his starting point, Honderich reveals who shares moral responsibility for recent acts of terrorism, and points a finger at the politicians. Bizarrely, David Aaronovitch presented a response to this programme, failing completely to address Honderich's “Principle of Humanity”.
Palestine is Still the Issue (2002) — John Pilger
3 September 2006
Pilger returns to the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza where he filmed a similar documentary in 1974. He finds the basic problems unchanged: a desperate, destitute people whose homeland is illegally occupied by the world's fourth biggest military power.
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (2004) — Media Education Foundation
27 August 2006
US Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites — oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others — work in combination with Israeli public-relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported.
Conspiracies on Trial: Robert Maxwell, his last hour — Outline Productions
25 September 2005
Examines one of the most compelling conspiracy theories of the late 20th century — that Robert Maxwell was assassinated. Reveals that Mossad spy Maxwell tried to blackmail the Israeli secret service in order to pay his massive debts — they were having none of it.
Promises and Betrayals — Content Productions
15 March 2005
Documentary on how British double-dealing during WWI ignited the conflict between Arab and Jew in the Middle East. This is a story of intrigue among rival empires; of misguided strategies; and of how conflicting promises created a legacy of bloodshed which determined the fate of the Middle East. This film pieces together a disturbing picture of a cynical and duplicitous war-time government.
US ready to seize Gulf oil in 1973 — James Landale, BBC
1 January 2004
Recently made public British government documents show that the US was considering using force to seize oilfields in the Middle East during an oil embargo by Arab states in 1973.
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Dead in the Water (2002) — BBC
9 July 2003
During the Six-Day war, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty, claiming mistaken identity. The truth turns out to be more sinister...