John Pilger: "Palestine is Still the Issue"
Twenty-five years ago, I made a film
called Palestine Is Still The Issue. It was about a nation of
people - the Palestinians - forced off their land and later
subjected to a military occupation by Israel. An occupation
condemned by the United Nations and almost every country in the
world, including Britain.
But Israel is backed by a very powerful
friend, the United States. So in 25 years, if we're to speak of
the great injustice here, nothing has changed. What has changed
is that the Palestinians have fought back.
Stateless and humiliated for so long, they've
risen up against Israel's huge military machine, although they
themselves have no arm, no tanks, no American planes and gun
ships or missiles.
Some have committed desperate acts of terror,
like suicide bombing. But for Palestinians, the overriding,
routine terror, day after day, has been the ruthless control of
almost every aspect of their lives, as if they live in an open
prison. This film is about the Palestinians and a group of
courageous Israelis united in the oldest human struggle - to be
Runtime 55 Minutes