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Approved for 12+

A Wall in Jerusalem

A brilliant documentary about the growth of Israel into the Jewish homeland. Seventy-three years of struggle for religious freedom is vividly recorded using rare archive film footage and photographs of historic events in the development of 20th century Israel. Beginning with the Dreyfus Affair in 1894, the film covers Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism; the earliest immigration and settlements; the formation of kibbutzim; the Balfour Declaration; the rise of European anti-Semitism; the British occupation of Palestine; Arab confrontations; the United Nations resolution; the "Exodus" incident, and the Six Day War.

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Dove Review

In Christian culture, it’s common for many to know the miracles Israel experienced throughout Exodus and the horrors they trudged through under Hitler’s communist rule, but few know the anti-Sematic history that fills those gaps. Narrated by Richard Burton, A Wall in Jerusalem is a black-and-white documentary that completes the timeline and walks viewers through the Jewish nation’s fight for sovereignty.

The documentary opens with the Wailing Wall, a piece of the second temple that was destroyed roughly 2,000 years ago. This wall represents Israel’s land, their home. Throughout the narration, viewers discover the political undermining that Israel faced under Britain and the vicious attacks over land from the Arabic Muslims. Constantly at war, Israel was pushed out of its original home, away from the wall, and it would take years of courage and training for the people to regain their grounding and take back a land that God promised to them millenniums ago.

Filled with war footage and anti-Sematic material, including Hitler’s speeches and Arabic threats, this documentary contains violent and slanderous material that isn’t suitable for young children. Parents should note that though the black-and-white violence isn’t gory, imagery includes covered dead bodies, aerial bombs, and sinking ships that require viewer discretion. However, the reference to Exodus’ biblical text and the consistent themes of fighting for religious liberty and God-given human rights are applauded, awarding A Wall in Jerusalem the Dove-approved Seal for Ages 12+. 

The Dove Take

A Wall in Jerusalem is a black-and-white documentary that fills in history’s hidden gaps of anti-Semitism, telling how the Jewish nation fought for and won their God-given sovereignty.

Dove Rating Details

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Faith

Mentions of Exodus text, of Jewish people claiming they will receive God’s original promise.

5
Integrity

Footage of Hitler’s speeches, Nazi symbols, anti-Sematic political cartoons, Muslim reference to their god and their beliefs, leans more toward Judaism than Christianity.

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Sex

None

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None

2
Violence

Black-and-white footage of WWI, WWII (including covered dead bodies), and war effects on citizens; Muslim terrorists seen storming a city with swords (no blood and gore for either element).

1
Drugs

Several instances of people smoking pipes.

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Nudity

Footage of shirtless men working in the river.

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Other

Footage of Hitler’s speeches, Nazi symbols, anti-Sematic political cartoons, Muslim reference to their god and their beliefs, leans more toward Judaism than Christianity.

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