SHORT SYNOPSIS

The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost presents a vigorous case for Israel—for its basic right to exist, to protect its citizens from terrorism, and to defend its borders from hostile enemies.

SHORT SYNOPSIS

The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost presents a vigorous case for Israel—for its basic right to exist, to protect its citizens from terrorism, and to defend its borders from hostile enemies.

Every Jew must see this film.

AMERICAN ISRAELITE

Required viewing for high school and college students, Jews or not, to give them a solid footing in facts from which to derive their own conclusions on this volatile region.

ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

A first-rate education on the issues.

THE JEWISH PRESS

An important educational tool.

JEWISH VIRTUAL LIBRARY

The definitive case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to self-defense.

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PRODUCERS’ STATEMENT

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 marginalize Israel as a human rights pariah that sanctions apartheid. Rising in vigorous defense of the Jewish homeland in this landmark documentary, Alan Dershowitz, distinguished Harvard Law School professor and outspoken champion of human rights, presents evidence from leading diplomats, historians, legal experts and government officials on both sides of the political spectrum 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, Arabs and their allies finally value the creation of a Palestinian homeland more than they oppose the presence of a Jewish state. Through incisive conversations with commentators ranging from Ambassador Dennis Ross and former Israel Supreme Court President Aharon Barak to Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu and historians Michael Oren and Benny Morris, Dershowitz refutes deeply entrenched misperceptions about Israel’s history, Jewish claims to a homeland, individual rights under Israel’s democratic system of government, the security fence, and military conduct in the face of terrorist attacks.

He closes with a formidable warning that the greatest threat to Israel is also the greatest threat to international peace and security: Iran’s aggressive nuclear ambitions, driven by a zealous anti-Zionist, anti-democratic mission that is championed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Unchecked, a nuclear-armed Iran or its terrorist surrogate would imperil targets far beyond Tel Aviv.

SCREENINGS

The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost is a powerful and effective educational resource. Sponsor a screening for your university, community, conference, organization, classroom, church or synagogue. For details on acquiring permission and scheduling a public screening, contact us here.

SCREENING HISTORY

FILM FESTIVALS

• Official Selection, Haifa International Film Festival, 2008
• Official Selection, Festival Internacional de Cine Judio en la Argentina, 2009
• Official Selection, Festival Internacional de Cine Judio Mexico, 2010
• Official Selection, Festival Internacional de Cine Judio en Santiago, 2009
• Gold Remi Winner, Houston International Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Palm Beach International Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Calgary Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Winnipeg Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Mobile Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Grand Rapids Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Rockland Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Rochester Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Hampton Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Savannah Jewish Film Festival, 2009
• Official Selection, Houston Jewish Film Festival, 2010
• Official Selection, Ventura County Jewish Film Festival, 2010
• Official Selection, Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, 2010
• Official Selection, Broward County Jewish Film Festival, 2010
• Official Selection, Contra Costa Jewish Film Festival, 2010
• Official Selection, Louisville Jewish Film Festival, 2010
• Official Selection, Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival, 2010
• Official Selection, Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, 2012

FEATURING (in order of appearance)

ALAN DERSHOWITZ | DENNIS ROSS | AEX SAFIAN | AMNON RUBINSTEIN | MICHAEL OREN | BENJAMIN NETANYAHU | BENNY MORRIS | EILAT MAZAR | GABRIEL BARKAY | ISRAEL KIMHI | CAROLINE GLICK | DORE GOLD | DAN GILLERMAN | DANIEL DIKER | AHARON BARAK | SHIMON PERES | IRWIN COTLER | NATAN SHARANSKY | OFER MEY-TAL | EHUD BARAK | EYTAN SCHWARTZ | PHYLLIS CHESLER | MICKY ROSENFELD | ELIEZER SHKEDI | GERALD STEINBERG | DAVID BENJAMIN | ANNE BAYEFSKY | JONATHAN SARNA | TZIPI LIVNI

DETAILS

TRT: 77 MINUTES | COLOR | 2008

FILMMAKERS

Producers
GLORIA Z. GREENFIELD
MICHAEL YOHAY

Director
MICHAEL YOHAY

Director of Photography
RAFI LANDAU

Editor
DAVID GROSSBACH

Original Music and Arrangement
ALON YAVNAI
AMIR MILSTEIN

AVAILABILITY

DVD (NTSC, PAL)
Amazon Prime Video
Apple TV

WEBSITE

thecaseforisrael.com

For us, truth matters. It matters tremendously. And that’s why we call ourselves Doc Emet Productions. Emet means truth in Hebrew. We are all about truth in film.

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