Some of the harshest critics of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza are Israelis themselves whose voices are seldom heard outside Israel. Two film-makers, Joseph Rochlitz and Benny Brunner, travelled through the country and interviewed some of the government's most vocal opponents, including Meir Shalev, one of Israel's best-known writers, and Gideon Levy, a columnist for Haaretz newspaper. They also shot footage of a peace rally held in Tel Aviv. First screened in spring 2002, when it represented a minority opinion in Israel, some of the opinions expressed in the documentary have since become more mainstream. Among those to have voiced their criticism of the government is the serving Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon, who last month warned that the Israeli government's policy toward Palestinians could lead to a humanitarian crisis. His comments followed the signing of a "letter of refusal" by 27 Israeli pilots who do not want to carry out any more "targeted killings" in Palestinian civilian areas. "It is no dream" will be screened in Rome on 11 Nov at 18.35 in Room 204 of the American University, Via Pietro Roselli 4, tel. 0658330919. A discussion with Rochlitz will follow the screening.
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