The Prime Ministers Part II Premieres in LA
The Prime Ministers: Soldiers & Peacemakers, the second of a two-part documentary based on Ambassador Avner’s bestselling book, had its Los Angeles Premiere June 15, 2015. The 600-seat Directors Guild of America Theater was sold-out for the event, which was hosted by the film’s producer, Moriah Films, the film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The late Ambassador Avner narrates The Prime Ministers: Soldiers & Peacemakers. Michael Douglas provides the voice of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and Christoph Waltz provides the voice of Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Premieres previously took place in Jerusalem, New York, Chicago, and Toronto.
For further information on The Prime Ministers: Soldiers & Peacemakers, please visit the Films Page.
Ambassador Yehuda Avner was an Israeli former diplomat, and prime ministerial advisor. He was born in Manchester, England in 1928, and 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 was 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 became an international bestseller, and was made into a two-part documentary film. In 1995, the Yehuda Avner Chair in Religion and Politics was established at Bar-Ilan University. Ambassador Avner was a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and a member of the Ambassadorial Appointments Committee. He passed away in March 2015.