In Israel Through Its Own Eyes Al Jazeera takes a frank look at Israel through the work of Israeli filmmakers who are able to offer us a glimpse into a world which would otherwise be unknown to those outside the country.

By the director Lina Chaplin, Yoel, Israel and the Pashkavils takes us into the heart of a tiny self-made Jewish ghetto in Jerusalem.

It is home to the Neturei Karta - a group of Orthodox Jews who reject Zionism and the establishment of the State of Israel.

In this ghetto, television and radio, newspapers and magazines are all forbidden. The only form of media is the printed wall-poster - the pashkavil.

This film portrays two men: Israel who prints pashkavils and Yoel who collects them, and is the first time television cameras have ever penetrated their walls of rejection.



The film One Shot by Nurit Kedar is a troubling look into the work and the minds of an elite team of Israeli army snipers who carry out assassinations.

After five weeks of training an Israeli soldier can become a sniper if he chooses.

The filmmaker spent a whole year getting all the necessary permits from the Israeli military authorities.

This is the first time Israeli snipers were given permission to be interviewed for a film and Israeli military censors required the filmmaker to cover the faces of the soldiers who speak.


Yoel, Israel and the Pashkavils
 will be shown from Monday, April 21, 2008 at the following times GMT:

Monday: 05:30, Tuesday: 14:30, Wednesday: 01:30, Thursday: 07:30, Friday: 16:30, Saturday: 13:30, Sunday: 03:00 and 20:30

 


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