O Jerusalem Film Analysis

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The film O Jerusalem is about two American friends One Jewish and the other Arab. Both friends will be pulled in the homeland by conflict as the United Nations will vote on the creation of the Israel. The friends Bobby and Saïd travel from New York City to Jerusalem, where they risk their lives for what they each believe in. This film depicts the Israeli War of Independence and the end of the British mandate of Palestine. The birth of the state of Israel was significant in history and in the film because Israel holds importance for the Jewish people, returning a portion of land, and providing a safe haven for a people that have been condemned and terrorized throughout history.
The end of the Ottoman Empire would bring the creation of British
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After surviving the horrors of the systematic extermination of six million Jewish people during Hitler’s reign during the Holocaust. The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel will cite these atrocities. “Survivors of the Nazi holocaust in Europe, as well as Jews from other parts of the world, continued to migrate to Eretz-Israel, undaunted by difficulties, restrictions and dangers, and never ceased to assert their right to a life of dignity, freedom and honest toil in their national homeland. In the Second World War, the Jewish community of this country contributed its full share to the struggle of the freedom- and peace-loving nations against the forces of Nazi wickedness and, by the blood of its soldiers and its war effort, gained the right to be reckoned among the peoples who founded the United Nations.” (Proclamation of Independence) These people only wished for peace and the ability to live unprosecuted for their beliefs.
This was beautiful film in representing friendship and attempting to stress understanding between two different peoples. “We can learn to live together”. As this movie has important historical background such as Balfour Declaration, United Nations Resolution 181, and the birth of Israel. I still believe the need to stress that regardless of beliefs and religion or even proud nationalism, war and violence is not the answer. The movie makes

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