The birth of Israel provides the backdrop for this stark drama set primarily in 1946 New York. Close friends Bobby Goldman (JJ Feild) and Said Chahine (Said Taghmaoui) find their respective Jewish and Arab backgrounds placing them at odds as warfare erupts in Palestine and Zionist David Ben-Gurion (Ian Holm) leads the fight for Israeli independence. Based on the novel by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre; Maria Papas, Tovah Feldshuh co-star. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).