The constant war in Israel/Palestine breaks my heart. I have my own opinions, but rather than take sides and get caught up in a debate that seems to have no end in sight: I will take this opportunity to present a documentary that has one goal in mind: PEACE. Peace that does not threaten the existence of either party.
The documentary looks at a potential solution to the unrest and is grounded in a two state solution: an autonomous Israel and an autonomous Palestine. The theory goes: agreements ARE possible and they do not have to threaten the security or freedoms of either people. Yes, trust and respect is essential. Yes, it’s unlikely. Yes, it’s possible.
I was very impressed by how this documentary didn’t favor either side of the conflict. Often, when someone tries to be completely neutral they end up skewing reality. There are facts that cannot be denied: the United Nations offered a two-state solution back in 1948 that the Jews accepted. The Palestinians refused and declared war and – incredibly – the brand new Israel defeated all of the neighboring Arab nations. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if even this fact is questioned. The Shape of the Future sidesteps the debate and looks for solutions. This very positive message should be shared with your children and friends on both sides of the conflict.