Modern film makers are reliving the fulfillment of biblical prophecy: “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” Luke 21:24
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Jewish liberation of Jerusalem, a series of 12 three-minute documentary films is being released during the months of May and June, according to its website, “Offering a window to the events that culminated in the historic war of 1967, events that shaped the lives of so many even today.”
Producing the films was Jerusalem U, an organization that, “Creates and distributes innovative and stimulating feature films and film-based educational programs,” and is “committed to strengthening the emotional and intellectual connection of young Jews to Judaism and Israel.”
The Six-Day War Project is a partnership between Jerusalem U and a number of other significant Jewish entities: the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Jewish National Fund, the Israel Action Network, the European Congress and the Center for Israel Education.
The films are serious but not heavy and are aimed at young people, although suited to adults of any age.
“The Six Day War of 1967 was a pivotal event in the history of the Middle East. In the weeks leading up to the war four Arab armies gathered near Israel’s borders, openly threatening the annihilation of the Jewish State,” begins the first episode in the series. “Yet in only six days Israel pushed these armies back and captured new territory, that made it much less vulnerable to future attacks. After the war Israel offered to trade much of this land for peace with the Arab countries, but they refused to negotiate peace with Israel. Many of the dilemmas that Israel faces today have their beginnings at this critical time. And this series of video posts over the next month, we will relive these dramatic events that took place 50 years ago today.”
The content is historically accurate and highly informative. The first comment on the YouTube publication of episode 1 perhaps sums up the value of the project, “Thank you. Let’s keep real history alive.”
Signing up is free by accessing the web site, SixDayWarProject.org
For the first three weeks the project will release one of the short films each week. From June 4, the day before the war’s anniversary according to the Western calendar, they will release one film a day.