This lavishly illustrated and meticulously detailed documentary brings to life the historic account of the unbreakable bond between the Jewish people and the land of Israel. The film both opens and closes with the compelling voice of Ruth Wisse, a renowned scholar and leading voice in the unending war of ideas over the Jewish state. Together with a trove of other distinguished commentators are historians Robert Wistrich and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who reflect on relevant documents of ancient and modern history tying Jews to Zion and to Zionism. This powerful documentary succeeds in debunking the propaganda, myths and misinformation that have become accepted as truth by so many.
The film’s systematic examination of the resurgence of lethal Jew-hatred is a somber and sometimes terrifying analysis of how Jew-hatred, often masked as anti-Zionism, has permeated modern life and discourse worldwide. The viewer is carefully introduced to the evolution of Jew-hatred: from historical Christian Jew-hatred to its adaptation during the Enlightenment; to the anti-Jewish racism of the Nazi regime, which is then carried forward by Islamist ideologues. In examining the current political assault against the Jewish people and their right to self-determination, Unmasked Judeophobia is a call to action and urgent reminder that Jew-hatred is a menace not only to Jews, but also to the human condition itself.
Israel is under attack – not only by terrorists who deny its basic right to exist, but also in the court of world opinion, which seeks to deceptively marginalize Israel as a human rights pariah that sanctions apartheid. Rising in vigorous defense of the Jewish homeland in this landmark documentary, Alan Dershowitz presents evidence from leading diplomats, historians, legal experts and government officials to make the definitive case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to self-defense. Dershowitz argues forcefully that real peace in the Middle East can only occur when the Palestinians and their allies finally value the creation of a Palestinian homeland more than they oppose the presence of a Jewish state.