Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference

Israel Inside, hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, examines the core character strengths that have enabled Israelis to overcome challenges and turn a barren desert into a flourishing nation.

Documentary    •     2011     •     38 Minutes     •     ENGLISH & HEBREW W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES


Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference is a documentary film that explores the positive characteristics of Israeli society from a humanistic, psychological, and emotional perspective. This insightful and uplifting documentary sidesteps the usual conversation of politics, conflict and violence, and tells the story of the Israeli people – whose resilience has propelled Israel to the forefront of world innovation and progress.

Despite daily challenges ranging from limited resources to security needs, Israeli creativity and inventiveness help make the world a better place. Israel has made significant advancements in the fields of science, environment, medicine and technology, and has shared these developments with the rest of the world.

Israel Inside features interviews with leading entrepreneurs, academics, and politicians including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Sir Martin Gilbert, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Prof. Jacob Frankel, Tamar Jehuda-Cohen, and Shai Agassi.


Producer: Raphael Shore
Associate Producer: Mitch Julis, David Coleman, Richard Green
Written by: Baruch Goldberg, Wayne Kopping, Rebecca Shore
Director and Editor: Wayne Kopping
Hosted by: Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
Original Music: Jackson Greenberg


Best Documentary Feature – GI Film Festival San Diego, 2018

Best Human Spirit Documentary – Chagrin Documentary Film Fest, 2018

Bronze Remi Award – Worldfest Houston, 2018


“Israel Inside is a true feel-good movie that inspires the viewer to work to make the world a better place for everyone.”
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Founder, The Israel Project
"Many, many congratulations on the film about Israel. It’s the film we’ve been waiting for for more than a decade. Superbly well done. I truly look forward to working with you in the future."
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Z"L
Emeritus Chief Rabbi, United Hebrew Congregation of the Commonwealth
“This is just a remarkable, remarkable film. And it does so much to project not only positively but visibly in ways that… make you cry, make you reach out, make you feel… its absolutely amazing.”
Professor Alan Dershowitz
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
“…a poignant and inspiring look inside Israeli society. A must-see.”
Natan Sharansky
Author, Human Rights Activist

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