Menachem Begin: Peace and War

Dir. Levi Zini | 85 min
Documentary Israel 2020
Hebrew with English subtitles

This stunning documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt delivers a surprising and unfamiliar portrait of Israel’s sixth prime minister.

After his 1977 election, Menachem Begin led Israel for six dramatic and tumultuous years, enacting policy and political and social change still felt deeply within the fabric of Israel’s today. Facing extraordinary challenges, he made a handful of fateful decisions that led both to creating peace and launching a war.

In addition, he was the first prime minister to appoint Mizrahi Jews (from Arab countries) to important political positions, showing respect and appreciation for their cultures. The film interweaves never-before-seen archival footage with contemporary interviews with key figures from Begin’s time as prime minister.

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Extended through April 9


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