The Law in These Parts: A Film By Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

“The Law in These Parts,” winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Jury Prize for Best Documentary poses the following question:

Can a modern democracy impose a prolonged military occupation on another people while retaining it’s core democratic values?

The film illustrates the problems posed by the Israeli military judicial system imposed upon Palestinians living in the West Bank.

Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 war, the military has imposed thousands of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli “settlers” to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the entire world.


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