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Read Mosab Hassan Yousef’s book Son of Hamas, where he provides an insider’s account of a life lived amongst terrorism, intelligence, and deceit.
Consider if you are interested in working in security, intelligence, and reconnaissance. For U.S. citizens, the National Security Agency offers information. Most countries have an equivalent.
Learn more about the Isreali-Palestinian Peace Process and the region’s history. Consider both side’s perspective with an open mind- much of what we have been taught is biased depending on our own upbringing and country of origin.
Although inspired by Mosab’s memoir, ‘Son of Hamas’, THE GREEN PRINCE does not simply recount the life of the Palestinian scion accused of betraying his family and his people. Instead, Schirman’s third documentary feature hones in on the unlikely yet enduring relationship Mosab forged with his Shin Bet handler, Gonen Ben Itzhak, over their years working together.
Read Film Comments interview with filmmaker Nadav Shirman.
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Find out about Mosab Hassan Yousef’s book “Son of Hamas” on NPR.
“We believe that friendships like ours are key to eliminating hate and promoting the liberty that both our peoples so desperately desire.”
“Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – He said he fell for ‘her ideas, her thoughts.’ She said he made her forget she was overweight, and ‘feel beautiful.’ They flirted awkwardly at a conference in Amman, where they met in 2011. Then, in flurries of text messages over a few weeks, they discovered they both were interested in photography and astronomy…”
Continue reading on The New York Times.
“Thinking you can understand the current conflict by looking at only the past few years of its history is like thinking you understand calculus because you passed freshman algebra.Hopefully, this quick piece can be a pre-cal of sorts for people wanting to really understand the history between Israel and Palestine.”
“The death toll on both sides from hostilities in Israel and Gaza is now over 1,000; among them are scores of children, and many more civilians are injured. Thousands are forced to flee their homes, and those who stay are left terrified by the bombs raining down. As negotiations for a cease-fire continue, many organizations have begun to provide relief to those in harm’s way and to protect those affected by the crisis.”
Continue reading on CNN.
“In a narrow territory where almost everyone knows each other, nothing in the Israeli-controlled Gaza Strip is more scandalous than being detected as a collaborator with Israel.
During the first intifada in 1987, many suspected of collaborating with Israel were often found killed in dumps, with armed groups mainly responsible for such killings. ”
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