Promises

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Profiling seven youngsters---three Arabs, four Jews---who live in and around Jerusalem. (The documentary was filmed between 1997 and 2000.) One boy wants to be Israel's "religious army commander" when he grows up. A girl's father, a journalist with ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, is in an Israeli jail. And two have lost friends to Intifada violence. But one of the filmmakers, a U.S.-born, Israeli-raised Jew named B.Z. Goldberg (with experience in conflict resolution), tries to get the youngsters together. He succeeds, to a degree. In war, one Israeli notes, "both sides lose."