A PRO-ISRAEL documentary will make its worldwide premiere in
Melbourne next week.
Relentless: The search for peace chronicles the Palestinian
Authority's violations of the 1993 Oslo Accords while demonstrating Israel's
compliance over the same period.
Using rarely-seen footage from Palestinian television, religious sermons and
political rallies, Relentless counters the general media's tendency to depict
Israel as the aggressor in the Mid-East conflict and details how the
Palestinians abandoned the peace process in favour of the intifada.
The film's directors, Wayne Kopping and Brian Spector, are scheduled to
travel to Australia for the event. Kopping, who lives in South Africa, will
speak at the Melbourne premiere.
He told the AJN the film's objective is to create support for Israel through
hasbara (public relations).
"The media gives so much weight to the Palestinian position," he
said. "Relentless aims to counter this pre-existing bias against
The 60-minute documentary was produced by HonestReporting.com, a US-based
media watchdog, founded soon after the intifada erupted in 2000, which targets
Kopping said they attempted to secure interviews with Palestinian civilians
and politicians who support peace, but they "feared for their lives and