Life in a Zionist colony in Palestine. The Nahalal colony [moshav] where every farmer has his own backyard. A farmers looks at domestic animals in his backyard. The family of a farmer seated around a table and eating a meal. A farmer washes his hand and his wife milks a cow. Farmers at a milk plant. The milk is collected. A woman washes clothes. A communal colony [kibbutz] where the standard of living is very low. People live in straw houses and own nothing. People in the colony. The Geva colony [kibbutz] where the standard of living is very high. View of well established buildings. Mothers who take turns caring for the community's children. Two young children in a pram. Several two and three year old children taking shower baths under supervision of one of the mothers. Children in a play room. Children having a communal meal. Men and women harvesting grapes. People walking to a communal dining room. The communal laundry with clothes drying on a line. Members of the Kibbutz planning communal working activities.
Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem, Palestine. Soldiers stand with guns. The former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, seated at a desk and in discussion. The Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A congregation stampedes as people light up papers from the holy fire.
Part of a film on the history of Israel. A stele or stela of King Shalmaneser III. Different carvings on the stele. The names of the prophets in Hebrew Bible. Arab men seated in an open air part of a palace. They drink wine and eat. Women dance and serve wine. Arab people on the streets. A beggar seated. Shepherds guard sheep. A view of a sunrise from the Mount Hermon. The Mount Hermon.
The history of the region of Palestine. An animated map of Egypt, Syria desert and Judea. A statute of Assyria King Ashurbanipal. An inscription on a wall depicts the successor of the King on a chariot. The horses of the King. In 721, King of Assyria Sargon on a chariot moving to capture Samaria, capital of Israel. A man walks in ancient ruins of an old Roman amphitheater. Aerial view of olive orchids in the region. Art carving depicts Assyrian warrior Nebuchadnezzar capturing Jerusalem, and a woman pleading for her life.
Late 1930s and early 1940s life in Jerusalem, Palestine. Views from 1917 era as British military patrol under British Army General Edmund Allenby advances in military trucks up the plains from Gaza. Arab forces riding on camels. The Arabs move in support. Jerusalem is captured by the British in 1917. British men in the city. An aerial view of late 1930s and approximately 1940 "new" Jerusalem contrasting the ancient parts of the city and new building. Narrator descriptions and visual portrayals of nationalism among Jewish and Arab residents in Jerusalem. Jewish men construct what the narrator terms as "a typical Zionist house just going up" Jewish civilians walking on the streets including one woman pushing a baby carriage. Cars move on a street and a view of a bus moving up Queen Mary Avenue. Jewish residents at a beach of Tel Aviv. They enjoy the water and dance the hora at the water's edge. A British man teaches an Arabic farmer the modern methods of agriculture. Men harvest food grains with a harvester. Arab boys in a class get a proper education "as in Europe." Palestinian girls in dresses play a game of basketball. The ex mayor of Jerusalem Hussein al-Khalidi in the center and other people around him.
The history of Israel. A map of the Kingdom of Israel and Judah. An Arab shepherd man in a desert area plays a musical instrument used to guide the animals. An animated map shows the areas captured by the shepherd warrior David and the area where the Philistines fought in Judea.