FILM SHOWING: “The Zionist Story”(2009) By Ronen Berelovich.


18th Sep 2014    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Friends Meeting House,
6 Mount Street, , Manchester, , M2 5NS.


“The Zionist Story”(2009) 

By Ronen Berelovich. 

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS.

7pm, Thursday 18th September 2014

The First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland on 29th August 1897. It was called by “the founder of political Zionism”, Theodor Herzl, the year after the publication of his book “Der Judenstaat” (The Jewish State).

We will be showing  Ronen Berelovich’s “The Zionist Story”, which starts with the First Zionist Congress & ends during Israel’s 2008-2009 attacks on Gaza (Operation Cast Lead).

Berelovich said: “I have recently finished an independent documentary, The Zionist Story, in which I aim to present not just the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but also the core reason for it: the Zionist ideology, its goals (past and present) and its firm grip not only on Israeli society, but also, increasingly, on the perception of Middle East issues in Western democracies.”

The documentary is Berelovich’s personal view of the creation of the modern state of Israel “from the perspective of an Israeli, ex-reserve soldier and someone who has spent his entire life in the shadow of Zionism.”  He successfully combines archival footage with commentary from himself and others such as Professor Ilan Pappe, Terry Boullata, Alan Hart and Jeff Halper.

Ronen Berelovich studied in the Camera Obscura Film School in Tel Aviv, Israel. He made a string of short films (some featured in international film festivals) and his forty minutes drama, ‘Shesh-besh’, was chosen for public screening by ‘Cinemateque’, the leading art cinema in Tel Aviv. He also works as a recording technician in the High Court in Tel Aviv.

For more information contact Linda on 07985 624968