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The Prime Ministers Movie Now Showing in a Theater Near You!

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers is the first of a two-part documentary based on Ambassador Avner’s bestselling book. The film is now showing in select theaters throughout the US and Canada. Find a theater near you.


Ambassador Yehuda AvnerAmbassador Yehuda Avner is an Israeli former diplomat, and prime ministerial advisor. Born in Manchester, England in 1928, he arrived in British Mandatory Palestine in 1947. He fought in the 1948 War of Independence, and was among the founders of Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee. During a lengthy diplomatic career, he served in positions at the Israeli Consulate in New York, and the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, and as Israel’s Ambassador to Britain, Ireland and Australia. Ambassador Avner served as speechwriter and secretary to Israeli Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir, and as advisor to Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres. Ambassador Avner is the author of The Young Inheritors: A Portrait of Israel’s Children (1984), and The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership (2010), which has become an international bestseller. In 1995, the Yehuda Avner Chair in Religion and Politics was established at Bar-Ilan University. Ambassador Avner is a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and a member of the Ambassadorial Appointments Committee.