Let Us Tell You About Whose Land?
The Propaganda War
Joseph Goebbels, who was Hitler’s architect in the campaign to brand the Jewish people as a ‘sub-human’
race in Nazi Germany, was quoted as saying:
“If a lie is repeated often enough, then the people will believe it.”
A similar tactic is being used today in the propaganda war waged against Israel by Islam and the pro-Palestinian factions in the Middle East. This propaganda war, aimed at de-legitimising the existence of the State of Israel and her domicile in her ancient homeland, is being supported by many sections of the Western media which, in turn, is fomenting anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism and even anti-Semitism across the Western world. At the heart of the propaganda war against Israel is the rewriting of history and the revision and deliberate misrepresentation of International Law.
The main purpose of Whose Land? will be to answer the question that the title poses by exposing the lies and demonstrating the truth.
The Proposed Strategy
The documentary Whose Land? is devided into two parts. The first part, entitled "Foundations", largely focuses on the San Remo Resolution of 1920, its unanimous
endorsement by the League of Nations and the Mandate document which is binding under International Law.
The Mandate recognised the historic and cultural connection of the Jewish people to the land that was then known as Palestine, and their right to reconstitute what had been their National Home there, which is now the modern State of Israel.
At the same time, the film reveals that the ‘Palestinian’ claim
to any part of the land has no historical basis at all.
It demonstrates that Great Britain actually violated the Mandate that she signed up to on almost every level. The ensuing cover-up of this fact has led to the misunderstanding of Israel’s legal rights under International Law, and especially to her ancient capital city, Jerusalem.
Part 2 - entitled "Two State Solution?", begins with Israel’s Independence and examines the wars that the nation has had to survive, as well as the peace initiatives that has followed them. Will the so-called Two State Solution really bring peace?
The prime target audience we are seeking to reach are politicians, journalists, academics and people of influence, as well as the general public. They will be all too familiar with the media’s use of editorially biased terminology and ‘mantras’ such as “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” “the illegal occupation” and “Israeli aggression” which undermine the view of Israel’s legitimacy across the Western & Islamic world. In the case of Britain’s BBC, because these phrases are repeated by a broadcaster that boasts accuracy and impartiality in its Middle East coverage, many believe them to be true.
The film is hosted by Colonel Richard Kemp CBE.
Part 2 still requires substantial funding.
is a two-part documentary film participated by:
On Camera Presenter
Colonel Richard Kemp CBE
Colonel Richard Kemp CBE is a retired British Army Officer. He was attached to the Cabinet Office between 2001 and 2006, serving as Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee advising the national crisis management group, known as COBRA. In 2003/2004 he was Commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan. He has also given evidence before a United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict. He has given numerous interviews for the BBC and other media organisations on Security and Intelligence matters.
Writer, Producer and Director
Hugh Kitson is the Writer, Producer and Director of “Whose Land?” In more than 45 years of working in the film and television industry as a documentary filmmaker, he has been involved in more than 200 productions as an editor, director, writer and/or producer and has won some twenty international awards. His documentaries about Israel span more than four decades. Among the most notable ones are The Forsaken Promise, From Exile to Restoration and Give Peace a Chance.
Andrew Roberts is one of Britain’s best-known contemporary historians. He is Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies, King's College London. Roberts is a Director of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in New York, a founder member of José Maria Aznar’s Friends of Israel Initiative.
Dr Denis MacEoin
Dr Denis MacEoin is former Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Newcastle University. An expert on Middle East history, he lived in Iran for two years before the Islamic Revolution there and speaks both fluent Arabic and Farsi.
Dr Shaul Sapir
Dr Shaul Sapir has been teaching Historical Geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 1975 and at the David Yellin Teachers’ College, Jerusalem, where he headed the Department of Geography for several years. On his sabbaticals he lectured at the University College, London.
Professor Haim Goren
Professor Haim Goren is Professor Emeritus of History, Tel Chai College. He has specialised in the influence of both German and British geopolitical aspirations on the modernisation of the Holy Land in the 19th century.
Dr Meir Zamir
Dr Meir Zamir is Professor of Middle East Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Kelvin Crombie is an Australian author and historian specialising in events from the 18th century that culminated in the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948. Among his many publications are Anzacs, Empires and the Restoration of Israel and Gallipoli – the Road to Jerusalem. He was also co-writer and presenter of Hugh Kitson’s film From Exile to Restoration.
The Late Professor Isaiah Friedman
The Late Professor Isaiah Friedman was Professor Emeritus in History at the David Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He authored Twice Promised Land? — a study of the geo-politics, including the McMahon-Hussein correspondence and the Sykes-Picot agreement in the lead-up to the Balfour Declaration of 1917.
Dr Jacques P Gauthier
Dr Jacques P Gauthier is an International Human Rights Lawyer from Canada. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the legitimacy of the domicile of the Jewish people in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria in international law. His doctoral thesis, which took 20 years to compile is entitled Sovereignty over the Old City of Jerusalem.
Dr Cynthia Day Wallace
Dr Cynthia Day Wallace received her PhD in International Law at Cambridge University. Dr Wallace was Senior Advisor to the Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva. She is author of Foundations of the International Legal Rights of the Jewish People and the State of Israel.
Dr Alan Baker
Dr Alan Baker is Legal Advisor to the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He was one of Israel’s Chief Negotiators in the Oslo Accords, a former Israeli Ambassador to Canada and co-author of the Levy Report.
Professor Avi Bell
Professor Avi Bell is Professor of Law at San Diego University School of Law and at Bar-Ilan University's Faculty of Law. Professor Bell received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago, and his S.J.D. from Harvard.
Professor Eugene Kontorovich
Professor Eugene Kontorovich is Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. In 2016 he co-authored Palestine, Uti Possidetis Juris and the Borders of Israel for the Arizona Law Review with Professor Avi Bell.
Dr Gerald Adler
Dr Gerald Adler, is a former Associate Professor of Law in Canada at Western Ontario University. In Whose Land?, he examines whether or not the White Paper in 1939 was a violation of the terms of the British Mandate
Andrew Tucker was a Senior Fellow at the Faculty of Law at Melbourne University. He is Legal Counsel to the European Coalition for Israel and Founding Director of the Hague Initiative for International Co-operation.
The Late Howard Grief
The Late Howard Grief, International Lawyer and author of “The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel in International Law” is one of the pioneers in discovering the rights of the Jewish people to the historic Land of Israel in International Law.
Dr Dore Gold
Dr Dore Gold is President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and former Director-General of Israel’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Shlomo Hillel is one of the few remaining ‘founding fathers’ of the modern State of Israel. He was mastermind of Operation Babylon, which rescued at least 130,000 Jews from Iraq between 1946 and 1951. He served as a Cabinet Minister under Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin and served for four years as Speaker of the Knesset.
Ambassador Ron Prosor
Ambassador Ron Prosor is Israel’s former Ambassador to the United Nations. Prior to that he was Ambassador to the Court of St James in London.
Dr Michael Makovsky
Dr Michael Makovsky is the President and CEO of the Jewish Institute for Security Affairs in Washington DC. He is also author of a biography of Winston Churchill entitled Churchill’s Promised Land.
Bassem Eid is a Palestinian Human Rights Activist who pays particular attention to corruption within the Palestinian Authority and their violation of the human rights among their own people. He lived for 30 years in a designated ‘refugee camp’ on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
Dr Einat Wilf
Dr Einat Wilf is a Political Scientist and a former Member of the Knesset. She served as an Advisor to the Foreign Minister Shimon Peres at the time the Oslo Accords were being brokered.
Itamar Marcus is the Founder and CEO of Palestinian Media Watch, an organisation that monitors incitement to hatred and terrorism in the Palestinian Authority official media and education system. PMW has played a prominent role in exposing the PA’s policy of funding terrorists and their families through foreign aid which is an ongoing issue.
Dov Chaikin was a Jewish Palestinian volunteer in the British Army and took part in the Battle of El-Alamein in 1942. He has lived in Jerusalem since 1928.