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In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s Six-Day War detailed in new docudrama

We read in scripture that for God a thousand years is like a day, and a day like a thousand years. Such is the majestic view the Almighty has of the affairs of humanity. For the Jews who regained Jerusalem and expanded Israel’s borders during the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War in 1967, that conflict 50 years ago carries echoes of eternity.

Descendants of Abraham all carry seeds of hope for peace and justice. The God who provided a gateway to peace and justice through His Son Jesus Christ makes the way of salvation so broad that not just individuals but entire nations will one day be included in His divine order, order based on reciprocity, dignity, brotherhood and sisterhood, and righteous decree.

The documentary, In Our Hands – The Battle for Jerusalem, set to show in theaters for one night only—Tuesday, May 23rd— is about the Jews recovering the Old City of Jerusalem, allowing them access to some of the most holy sites in Judaism for the first time in decades or in some cases hundreds of years. This docudrama by Christian Broadcast Network Documentaries under the guidance of the network’s Ceo Gordon Robertson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_P._Robertson), revisits the historical setting of the Six-Day War and provides crucial background to the continuing tensions that prevail in the Middle East today. Robertson adds an exclusive conversation at the end of the film.

In a conversation with the War Cry, Robertson reveals his intimate knowledge of Israel’s history and how the documentary provides factual details through firsthand interviews, personal accounts, historical footage and professional historical reenactments. The documentary recounts the war in its strident and bloody realism. One poignant moment comes when Israeli soldiers come upon a Palestinian woman in labor, and arrange for their doctor to perform the delivery. The new birth speaks of the hope for a new day to emerge from the regions's history of conflict over territory and ideology. 

Implicit in the film and in the geopolitical struggles that the Six-Day War represents is the desire for the ruler of all nations to finally be heralded for who He is as individuals and nations pursue the peace and justice He longs to infuse in His creation. As the title of the documentary suggests, its in our hands.  

To find theaters showing, In Our Hands — The Battle for Jerusalem, and to purchase tickets visit www.FathomEvents.com or contact participating theater box offices.

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