Sources of knowledge available to us Westerners far exceed the educational facilities and supplies available to Palestinian refugee children (as well as adults) in the UNRWA camps where over a million still live.
Abundant, more detailed information is available from other excellent web sites. We suggest several with brief descriptions of their content.
For more detailed documentation we also provide lists of books and videos. Books are especially useful for references and source information.
Videos are potentially excellent for public presentations by teachers and activists, but should be carefully evaluated for implicit messages communicated through the visual language of film, including the images selected and juxtaposed, editing, important omissions, sequencing, proxemics and sound track. The affective content can profoundly bias responses to the informational content.
For example, Leni Riefenstahl's 1936 and 1938 films are considered masterpieces of (Nazi) propaganda for their cinematic devices avoiding obvious manipulative intent. Similarly, the film Nakba by Israeli revisionist historian Benny Morris has the appearance of objectivity in its presentation of facts that could no longer be concealed due to declassification of archival records, but was released on Israel's 50th "birthday" and served to minimize emotional damage to Israel in clever ways. Years later Morris revealed that he is a committed and in fact virulent Zionist. A much better video choice is the 2009 French release, The Land Speaks Arabic, which contains an accurate account of the Zionist Project as it developed, culminating in the Nakba, with oral historical footage by Nakba survivors.
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