I thoroughly recommend that you see The Promise. The first episode is available on 4 On Demand for the next few weeks.
Mum recommended it to me. It is a moving look at life in Israel and Palestine and Britain’s role in the establishment of the Israeli state post World War II. All this through the eyes of a naive yet open minded British 18 year old as she lives with a middle class Israeli family whilst reading through her grandfather’s war diary – he liberated Belsen and then was posted in Palestine to manage the entry of Jewish immigrants.
If you don’t understand the politics of ‘The Holy Land’ then this drama will stimulate you and provoke you and enlighten you. And who can say they truly understand?
Here’s a glimpse to tempt you: