A coupling of Biblical panoramas showing breathtaking sunrises and tranquil landscapes highlight the comparative heaven and hell of how differently someone’s birth and their dreams can collide contingent on context.
Israeli lawyer Michael Sfard presents a new take on human rights battles within the occupied Palestinian territories.
The screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt was followed by a panel debate.
Mohamed Jabaly’s documentary debut Ambulance provides a unique insight into a bombing of Gaza lasting 51 days, as witnessed from the ambulance driver’s seat.
The 2016 Berlinale presents Alex Gibney’s Zero Days, one of the most important documentaries of the year.
Winner of IDFA's Best Mid-Length Documentary, Death in the Terminal examines – or rather dissects – the immediate aftermath of the 2015 attack at Beër Sjeva central bus station in Israel. Surveillance camera footage and interviews with a number of people present provide a close reading of the event.
If visitors from outer space were to eye Israel the way novelist William Burroughs suggested they would view the world («After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.'») there is little doubt that the Israeli manager would be David Ben-Gurion.
«The war on terror» keeps journalists occupied and silences the population, all the while the war rearmament provides enormous profits – to the select few.
The background for this interview were six, quite insistent, emails from the Israel Embassy in Norway, to end their Modern Times subscription, and have the remaining amount refunded. This led me to believe that the Embassy did not want to read the criticism directed at Israel in our columns. I wrote a Facebook comment about this; hinting at this totalitarian attitude, evident in completely ignoring all forms of criticism.
What is it like to have lived a life as a reporter and correspondent for the Norwegian National Broadcaster, NRK? In connection with his new book De Skyldige (The Guilty Ones), we speak with him about Norway’s friendship with Israel, about the massacre in Sabra and Shatila, and about Norwegian diplomacy.