This movie portrays Israel’s war of Independence like no other movie

Produced in 1953 by Jack Padwa, then a Tel Aviv businessman. Won the Cannes Film Festival award in 1955,

Full disclosure. Jack Padwa , who died in 2010 at the age of 94,. acted as a mentor to yours truly,

Why did Jack produce the movie?

Jack told to me that David Ben Gurion, israel’s first prime minister met with Jack Padwar in 1950,

As a British citizen who had arrived in Palestine in 1940. Jack Padwa joined the underground war to overthrow the British mandate in Palestine and managed to infiltrate British intelligence,

However, Ben Gurion confided in Jack Padwa that his 1950 visit in the US had been a disaster, and that few people understood what the nascent state of israel was all about

Jack Padwa turned to Ben Gurion and said that “What you need is a book and a movie”:

With the backing of David Ben Gurion, Jack Padwa brought writer Leon Uris to Israel, who wrote the book Exodus.

And with the backing of David Ben Gurion, Jack Padwa produced HILL 24 DOES NOT ANSWER

At time when the debate rages as to help present Israel in the public domain, please watch this film

Respectfully Posted by David Bedein



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David Bedein is an MSW community organizer and an investigative journalist.   In 1987, Bedein established the Israel Resource News Agency at Beit Agron to accompany foreign journalists in their coverage of Israel, to balance the media lobbies established by the PLO and their allies.   Mr. Bedein has reported for news outlets such as CNN Radio, Makor Rishon, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, BBC and The Jerusalem Post, For four years, Mr. Bedein acted as the Middle East correspondent for The Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. Bedein has covered breaking Middle East negotiations in Oslo, Ottawa, Shepherdstown, The Wye Plantation, Annapolis, Geneva, Nicosia, Washington, D.C., London, Bonn, and Vienna. Bedein has overseen investigative studies of the Palestinian Authority, the Expulsion Process from Gush Katif and Samaria, The Peres Center for Peace, Peace Now, The International Center for Economic Cooperation of Yossi Beilin, the ISM, Adalah, and the New Israel Fund.   Since 2005, Bedein has also served as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research.   A focus of the center's investigations is The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In that context, Bedein authored Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict - UNRWA Policies Reconsidered, which caps Bedein's 28 years of investigations of UNRWA. The Center for Near East Policy Research has been instrumental in reaching elected officials, decision makers and journalists, commissioning studies, reports, news stories and films. In 2009, the center began decided to produce short movies, in addition to monographs, to film every aspect of UNRWA education in a clear and cogent fashion.   The center has so far produced seven short documentary pieces n UNRWA which have received international acclaim and recognition, showing how which UNRWA promotes anti-Semitism and incitement to violence in their education'   In sum, Bedein has pioneered The UNRWA Reform Initiative, a strategy which calls for donor nations to insist on reasonable reforms of UNRWA. Bedein and his team of experts provide timely briefings to members to legislative bodies world wide, bringing the results of his investigations to donor nations, while demanding reforms based on transparency, refugee resettlement and the demand that terrorists be removed from the UNRWA schools and UNRWA payroll.   Bedein's work can be found at: and A new site,, will be launched very soon.