Documentry film on Israel/ Palestine

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 21, 2017 – The documentary film Surviving Peace, which delves deeply into, and challenges core issues driving the Israeli Palestinian conflict while offering a real solution, will launch its tour of the United States this Fall, it was announced today by the film’s director, attorney Josef Avesar.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, now over a century old, is one of the world's major sources of instability and has been labeled impossible to resolve. Attempts to make peace have perpetuated hatred and violence and the prevailing Two State formula has proven a failure. ‘Peace Makers’ seem to be moving in the wrong direction, prompting scholars to question whether the Two-State formula is dead and headed towards a One State.

Israelis and Palestinians share similar cultural, historic and biblical roots, but remain distant. Despite their physically and emotionally estrangement; the two maintain a fascination and mystical attraction to one another. Their conflict has gone on for so long, the world seems to accept it as permanent. Presidents, prime ministers and governments who have intervened with solutions, give up; oftentimes leaving the area worse off than when they found it. Presently, Israelis and Palestinians are interwoven in their violence and animosity for each other. But peace is possible and is easier to achieve than we think.

Surviving Peace features 93 minutes of candid interviews with major Israeli and Palestinian leaders, along with government officials and thinkers; some of whom make startling admissions. "Israelis and the Palestinians—both extremely resourceful and innovative people in every other field of endeavor—suffer from stagnated thinking and lack of innovation when it comes to a solution for peace,” says Josef Avesar. “Surviving Peace offers a solution and will change the way you think about this conflict."

Surviving Peace, which premieres October in markets in New York and Los Angeles, travels nationwide in the months following. Directed by Josef Avesar, Surviving Peace features riveting interviews with Uri Avneri, Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement; Muhammad al-Madani, head of the Palestinian ministry for ‘interaction with Israeli society,’ Israeli Statesman and scholar Dr. Yossi Beilin, and Palestinian diplomat Saeb Muhammad Salih Erekat who served as chief of the PLO Steering and Monitoring Committee until 2011 among others. This film is available to screen. Publicity contact

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