The Academy-award winning 1960 movie, "Exodus," a slightly fictionalized account of the founding of the state of Israel, was filmed partly in Cyprus, where Jewish refugees from the European Holocaust were held by the British before being allowed to board flotillas to Palestine. It was great to see, in the movie, some of the sights I've actually seen in Cyprus, but also to be reminded of the early courage of the Israelis who risked everything to found their own country. While I have serious doubts about current Israeli policies toward the Palestinians, I think the founding of Israel was basically a heroic act. This movie tells that story without whitewashing the plight of the Palestinians, especially if you need a refresher course on how Israel was founded in 1948.
I wonder if some writers or cinematographers are now behind the scenes chronicling what is likely to be the founding of the nation of Palestine in the not too distant future. The Israeli government today reminds me of the British in the 1940s, frozen by fear and unable to live up to their nation's best ideals.
The entire film, "Exodus," is posted on Youtube.com, so you only have to click through from one segment to the next to watch the whole thing.