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West Bank Story
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Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

The West Bank is 2,000 square miles of territory conquered by Israel in 1967. In Old Testament times, this was the home of the Jewish people. But for many centuries it has also been the home of Arabs. Since their victory, the Israelis have built 90 new settlements. The UN claims the soldiers protecting these settlements are illegal. Israelis themselves are bitterly divided.

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Broadcast program

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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World; West Bank Story,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82B08C9693CF4DC88853CD7520668094.
MLA: “World; West Bank Story.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82B08C9693CF4DC88853CD7520668094>.
APA: World; West Bank Story. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82B08C9693CF4DC88853CD7520668094
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