In the face of the daily violence and oppression of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, some Israelis and Palestinians still believe that resisting together can lead to a shared life in a just and free country for all. A decade after the Palestinian popular resistance against the apartheid wall began, “Even Though My Land is Burning” tells the story of Israeli-Jewish anti-Zionist activists and their role in the Palestinian popular struggle against the occupation and confiscation of land today, through a cinematic snapshot of one such activist ́s involvement in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.
“I know it´s hard to get out of this circle, out of this Zionist circle and come and say OK, something wrong is happening here, we need to resist it. On the other hand, the reality is a bit different.”
“First, they must give up the Zionism from their mind. And the occupation idea.”
“Now we can’t stop. After everything we sacrificed we can’t stop. We have to continue. It’s like you went through a dark tunnel, so you can’t stop in the middle of darkness…”