The Birth of Israel

Aug 9, 2023 | History, Videos

The Israeli War of Independence is an event that changed the geopolitics of the Middle East forever. On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence and the region was quickly thrown into a state of turmoil. For the Palestinians, it marked the beginning of a decades-long struggle for sovereignty and recognition as an independent nation.

To mark the 60th anniversary of this historic event, BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen takes viewers on a journey through this tumultuous period in history. His groundbreaking documentary sheds light on the devastating human cost of the war and how it continues to shape Arab/Israeli relations today.

By exploring archival footage and interviewing key subjects from both sides of this conflict, Bowen reveals how The Catastrophe (al-Nakba) began and gives voice to those who lived through it. He also shows how this conflict has impacted generations after them – with reverberations still felt in the peace process today.

This must-see documentary delves deep into one of the most pivotal times in modern history and provides an invaluable insight into current events in the Middle East. Don’t miss your chance to watch Jeremy Bowen’s critically acclaimed film which will give you a better understanding of our past as well as insights into our future.

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