"If you ever wondered why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is so complicated, but were afraid to ask, then this is the film to see" - CURRENT Magazine
"As the most succinct and up to date documentary on Israel's settlement program, The Iron Wall is essential viewing for anyone wanting to understand the underlying dynamics of the Israeli-Palestine conflict …" Green Left Weekly
In 1923, Vladimir Jabotinski - father of the Zionist right - wrote:
"Zionist colonization… can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population - behind an IRON WALL, which the native population cannot breach"
From that day on, these words became the official and unspoken policy of the Zionist movement and later, the State of Israel. Colonies, often referred to as "settlements," were used to solidify the Zionist foothold throughout historic Palestine.
Following the 1967 occupation of the West Bank an Gaza, more than 200 settlements and outposts have been built in these territories, in violation of international law. The Iron Wall exposes the phenomenon and follows the timeline, size and population of the settlements, reveal how their construction has been a cornerstone of Israeli policy and demonstrates how the Wall secures them as permanent and irreversible facts on the ground.
This documentary warns that a contiguous and viable Palestinian state is becoming no longer possible and that chances for a peaceful resolution of the conflict are slipping away.
The Iron Wall features interviews with prominent Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and political analysts, as well as Israeli settlers and soldiers and Palestinian Farmers