An eye witness testimony about the fate of the Moslem cemetary by the beach of Tel Aviv.
Hebrew with English subtitles: Life in this region requires mutuality. What happened here in 2011, I totally relate it to the awakening in the Arab world and the hope that something would change there, that there'd be democracy, openness. Here on Rothschild Blvd. there was a place called Tahrir Square. A success in the Arab world would’ve had a direct effect here.
Haim Hanegbi, one of Matzpen's founding members, has special ties to Hebron, where his grandfather served as the last Rabbi of the local Jewish community, until 1935.
Excerpts from an interview with Oded Pilavsky (1932 - 2011), one of the founders of Matzpen, recorded in Tel-Aviv, February 2001, by Eran Torbiner for his Matzpen film. 23 minute video with English (and Hebrew) subtitles.
In 1997 I decided, as a student at Tel Aviv University, to write a seminar on Matzpen. At the end of that year a conference was held to mark 35 years since the organization was formed. I went there to document the conference with a camcorder, and found myself launched into a journey to follow people and ideas that until then I didn't know much about.