Film Premieres Just In Time For 50th Anniversary Of Six Day War
Today is a big day for Jerusalem. On the heels of his visit to Saudi Arabia, delivering perhaps the most honest and challenging speech an American president has ever given in the Middle East, President Trump goes to Jerusalem. And during the whole trip, his wife and daughter appear in public without headscarves. Rumors swirl about whether Trump will announce, or at least hint at US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And all of this happens as we approach the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem’s ‘Old City’ district during the Six Day War.
And right on cue, CBN releases a fascinating new film, In Our Hands, which presents the re-taking of Jerusalem in a docudrama form. The film goes to great effort for the sake of authenticity and accuracy, with dialogue based on actual news reels, letters and diary entries. The film was also compared to Michael Oren’s authoritative history of the war for the purposes of accuracy.
I watched the film with my wife, and we expected to be informed, but not to be quite so emotionally moved. There are some very powerful moments in this film. The Paratroopers did not know their way around the Old City, so they needed to stop and ask directions to the Western Wall. A tall Arab man in flowing robes told them that he had been waiting for 19 years for them to come, and then pointed them in the right direction…