THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THANK YOU.
With great pleasure, I announce the next Movie Matinee at Beit Knesset Hanassi. The film is “The Green Prince”.
This is truly a “life-is-stranger-than-fiction” documentary. The film provides this history: the son of one of the founders of Hamas was successfully turned into an informant for the Shin Bet! The information he revealed to his handler saved the lives of countless Israeli citizens.
Mosab Hassan Yousef, eldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founder and leader of Hamas, was caught running guns as a teenager and imprisoned by Israel. The Shin Bet was able to recruit him.
The story would have remained one of the best-guarded secrets of Israeli history had Mosab himself not voluntarily revealed his actions. After retiring as an Israeli undercover asset, he emigrated to the United States. It was there, apparently considering himself safe from Hamas retaliation, that he told his amazing story.
The history that gradually unfolds throughout this film is full of unexpected twists and intense political intrigue and family drama.
This superb film won numerous awards including the Best Documentary from the Israel Film Academy in 2014.
The Movie Matinee is on October 17 at 2:00. The film is in English with English subtitles. It is 1¾ hours. In addition, there will be a brief introduction of the film, a short talk and discussion after the screening and an essay about the movie provided to all attendees.
There will be refreshments. No reservations are required. Beit Knesset Hanassi is located at 24 Ussishkin Street. The admission is 20 shekels for members of the shul and 30 shekels for non-members.
For more information, please contact me at 0548 01 1957 or [email protected].
In the words of the late Gene Siskel, I look forward to seeing you “at the movies”.