In 1923, Vladmir Jabotinsky – father of the Zionist
right – wrote:
"Zionist colonization… can proceed and develop only under the
protection of a power that is independent of the
native population – behind an IRON WALL, which the
native population cannot breach."
From that day on, these words became the official and unspoken policy of
the Zionist movement and, later, the State of
Israel. Colonies, often referred to as
"settlements," were used to solidify the Zionist
foothold throughout historic Palestine.
Following the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, more than 200
settlements and outposts have been built in these
territories, in violation of international law. The
Iron Wall exposes this phenomenon and follows the
timeline, size, and population of the settlements,
reveals how their construction has been a
cornerstone of Israeli policy, and demonstrates how
the Wall secures them as permanent and irreversible
facts on the ground.
This documentary warns that a contiguous and viable Palestinian state is
becoming no longer possible, and that the chances
for a peaceful resolution of the conflict are