"Seeing Through the Wall:
here to watch the recording of the Discussion
Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel"
- a film by Anne Macksoud
Although the discussion is past, the film can still be viewed at any time
here to view the film (The password is WALL)
View the recording of the online discussion held on Sunday,
March 21 with film director Anne Macksoud, Rabbi Dov Taylor,
who is featured in the film and Moshen Mehdawi, a young
Palestinian who grew up in the West Bank, now living
The recording starts after the introductions
of the panelist as Rabbi Dov Taylor gives his initial remarks.
The Discussion Panel:
Anne Macksoud (film director): Spent
17 years as a teacher (English literature, photography, and
music) before transitioning to film and video production.
Once she discovered the “eye-opening” power of the
documentary medium, she brought rented documentaries into
her classroom on a regular basis.
Rabbi Dov Taylor: Ordained at the Hebrew
Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City,
Dov Taylor is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Makom Solel
Lakeside in Highland Park, Illinois, and rabbi at Chavurat
Ki-tov: A Gathering for Jewish Life and Learning in
Woodstock, Vermont. In his teaching and preaching, Rabbi
Taylor has been an outspoken advocate of reconciliation and
peace based on justice between Israel and Palestine.
Moshen Mehdawi, a young
Palestinian who grew up in the West Bank, now
living in Vermont, writing a book on Israel-Palestine and enrolled in Columbia Law School.
The Discussion was moderated by Mark Hage, founder member and
activist in Vermonters for Justice in Palestine.
Many walls separate Palestinians and Israelis—walls of
concrete, of mistrust, of ignorance, of fear. This film follows
a group of American Jews who traveled with their Rabbi, Dov
Taylor, to Palestine-Israel in 2016 seeking to understand what
life is like for Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank,
including East Jerusalem. They met with Israelis and
Palestinians, Jews and Christians and Muslims, each with their
own narrative, most wishing to live in peace.
The journey became an intense encounter for the participants,
not only with people they met, but also with their own
preconceptions. For many, the experience was transformative.
"Seeing Through the Wall" invites and challenges viewers to
question their own assumptions and prejudices.
See the Trailer here at
Sponsored by Vermonters for Justice in Palestine (vtjp.org)
Jewish Voice for Peace VT-NH and
in partnership with Rochester, New York Witness for Palestine.