One Rock, Three Religions

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I was interviewed for the documentary One Rock Three Religions and will be speaking on a panel for it in Florence, Italy.

– The Israeli Embassy – The Palestine Embassy – The Jordan Embassy
The American Consulate of Florence
The Ambassadors will be attending the event

presenting the documentary

following discussion panel with Valentina Castellani-Producer- Isaac Hertz, Director
Bobby Sager- Chairman Polaroid- Activist -YPO International
Dick Simon – YPO – activist – ( Young President Organization)
Fiamma Nirenstein- Journalist/ Author
Imam- Rabbi and Cardinal of Florence

Monday, June 1st, 6PM

Palazzo Vecchio – Salone Dei Cinquecento – Piazza Signoria – FLORENCE- Italy

Drawing from this powerful statement, “One Rock, Three Religions” explores humanity’s connection to one of the world’s most revered and disputed places, Jerusalem’s Haram Al Sharif or The Temple Mount.

Jerusalem has been at the center of some of humanity’s most creative and dramatic periods. Today it finds itself again at the crossroads between East and West. The Israel Arab conflict has defied resolution for decades. It has horrified and outraged with its cynicism and cruelty. In the light of recent developments, we find the urgency to try to “connect” with the history of this place, the people, their beliefs…to finally find a key which can allow people to accept each other.

Behind the political struggle is a unique and shared connection to the land that always focuses back on a single place, Jerusalem, and specifically the Temple Mount or Haram Al Sharif. There can’t be a resolution to the struggle without a mutual recognition of the site’s relevance and importance to both sides.

“One Rock Three Religions”, takes us on an intimate journey forcing us to open our hearts and awaken our conscience, as it illuminates what the legendary mountain means to people around the world as well as to the participants in this terrible conflict. The film will expose the ramifications that the Holy site has on the political conflict, including the way it is used to provoke violence, while uncovering layers of history and taking into account the most recent archaeological finds.

This film will offer historical, anthropological, and religious insight, but it is a film about the present. It is a film about what creates the current situation in Jerusalem and what we can do about it. Our core message lays in the belief that every side needs to be respectfully
heard and this enables the film to reveal its most striking secret… that we share so much more than we would ever allow ourselves to believe.