News & Events
USA, 2015, 160 minutes
English, and Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
Directors: Oren Rudavsky and Joseph Dorman
The Zionist Idea is a feature-length exploration of the one of the most influential, controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. With origins in late nineteenth-century Europe, Zionism was born of both the Jewish confrontation with modernity and the renewed persecution of Jews throughout Europe. Today, amid unceasing religious conflict in the Middle East, how do Americans understand the meaning, history, and future of the movement?