An Israeli Black Panthers demonstration in Tel Aviv, 1974, protesting against the high cost of living. Yaakov Sa'ar / GPO

A U.S. Guerrilla Filmmaker Caught Israel’s Black Panthers on Tape. Fifty Years On, the Footage Can Finally Be Seen

In 1971, American activist David Cort flew to Israel and captured rare scenes of a country presenting a triumphalist image to the world yet riven by internal strife. It wasn't what the Hadassah Foundation was expecting

When American video artist David Cort arrived in Jerusalem in late 1971, he was surprised to learn of a local Black Panther group in the city.

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