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Description

Reya El-Salahi visits the West Bank, travelling through the checkpoints and meets those campaigning for Palestinian rights. She discusses the beliefs of those on either side of the debate, and watches the queues of Palestinians trying to cross into Jerusalem to pray on the last day of Ramadan. After the protest descends into violence and stones are thrown at Israeli soldiers, who retaliate by firing tear gas, Reya becomes upset at the force used by the Israeli army.

This is the personal journey of presenter Reya El-Salahi and also features contributors with extreme religious and political views. It deals with conflict in Israel and the Middle East from both the Jewish Israeli and Palestinian Arab sides. Issues of race, religion and contentious politics are explored. In order to explore balance across the differing political points of view.
This clip is from:
Mixed up in the Middle East
First broadcast:
14 November 2011

Classroom Ideas

This clip can be used to develop understanding about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, including the use of force and violence by both sides. This is the personal journey of presenter Reya El Salahi and also features contributors with extreme religious and political views. It deals with conflict in Israel and the Middle East from both the Jewish Israeli and Palestinian Arab sides. Issues of race, religion and contentious politics are explored. Activities for the class could include: Imagine you are Reya El-Salahi, the reporter. Write a newspaper report about your experiences during your visit to the Middle East. Start with a suitable attention-grabbing headline. Try to be as unbiased as possible, and true to your mixed Arab Muslim, and Jewish heritage. But also be accurate, and report the facts. Perhaps you could conclude your article by offering your own thoughts on a solution to the Israeli-Arab conflict.