First hour: Zionism critic Alan Hart (I discussed his book during the first 40 minutes, and he came on during the last 20 minutes)
Second hour: "New Day" director R. Michael Gull
Alan Hart is the author of the brand new book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews. (The title says it all...or at least a whole lot of it!) Check out the book's preface, An Appeal to the American People, which I decided was important enough to headline on my website. From Alan's site:
"Alan Hart has been engaged with events in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications – the possibility of a Clash of Civilisations, Judeo-Christian v Islamic, and, along the way, another great turning against the Jews – for nearly 40 years…
- As a correspondent for ITN’s News At Ten and the BBC’s Panorama programme (covering wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world).
- As a researcher and author.
- As a participant at leadership level, working to a Security Council background briefing, in the covert diplomacy of the search for peace.
"He’s been to war with the Israelis and the Arabs, but the learning experience he values most, and which he believes gave him rare insight, came from his one-to-one private conversations over the years with many leaders on both sides of the conflict. With, for example, Golda Meir, Mother Israel, and Yasser Arafat, Father Palestine. The significance of these private conversations was that they enabled him to be aware of the truth of what leaders really believed and feared as opposed to what they said in public for propaganda and myth-sustaining purposes.
"It was because of his special relationships with leaders on both sides that, in 1980, he found himself sucked into the covert diplomacy of conflict resolution…" more here.
This is a gripping, suspenseful film...the story line is sort of "Loose Change meets Vertigo." Gull got convincing performances from the actors, including a knockout impersonation of Dylan Avery. Wait a minute -- that IS Dylan Avery!
Gull is an up-and-coming Wisconsin filmmaker -- catch him now before he's famous.