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Title J street : the art of the possible / written and directed by Ben Avishai and Ken Winikur ; produced by Ken Winikur
Published London, England : Sideways Films, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (71 minutes)
Summary J Street is a term for one of Washington D.C.'s newest lobbies, a lobby in support of an Israeli two-state solution. This upstart lobby, less than five years old, sees itself as a David to the immensely powerful lobby American Jewish pro-Israel lobby. This feature length documentary tracks the J Street lobby as it attempts to change what it means to be pro-Israel in America. We watch as they struggle to influence the Obama administration towards taking an active role in negotiating a two-state solution. J Street is shot with the intimacy of cinema verite, and we feel the pulse of this grass-roots organization as they attend high-level strategy meetings and spend long, intense nights working towards their goal. J Street pulls us into this group of passionate lobbyists and their fervent efforts to persuade those in power. This documentary is at once a compelling story about the American political process at work and about the desperate need for Israel to reach a lasting peace
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed March 21, 2016)
In English
Subject Pressure groups -- United States.
Lobbying -- United States.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- History -- 21st century.
Jews -- United States -- Attitudes toward Israel.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Avishai, Ben, director
Winikur, Ken, director, producer