StandWithUs UK was proud to host the film premier of Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin – the inspirational life story of the former Israeli Prime Minister. One hundred and twenty StandWithUs UK supporters headed to the Everyman in Maida Vale to watch this captivating film, with previously unseen footage and interviews.

The audience were privileged to hear from producer Rachel Greenberg who gave a fascinating insight into the making of the movie. StandWithUs UK held the event to launch their crowdfunding campaign – Generations for Israel – which will be taking place on 14th / 15th November. Students on campus are currently living through very worrying times. This is especially apparent in the present climate which is extremely hostile towards Jews and Israel.

StandWithUs UK is dedicated to educating students about Israel, training the next generation to identify, challenge and stand strong in the face of antisemitism and Israel misinformation. StandWithUs has partnered with the producers and distributors of the film and has committed to bringing Upheaval to their students across the UK. Sara Sherrard, Executive Director of StandWithUs UK, said in her welcome speech last night that, “Begins’ life story is an inspiration to us all, and this film could not be more, timely as Jews across the world, once again face the spread of the age old virus, of antisemitism. Upheaval tackles the history of Begins life, with honesty and integrity, an approach mirrored in the StandWithUs core principles of education.”

Lana Saffrin Bettesh, Co-Chair of StandWithUs UK, said of the evening, “It was fantastic to see so many people come together to support StandWithUs UK and to be treated to such an evocative and inspriational film.” If you would like the opportunity to screen this film or would like to support the StandWithUs UK upcoming campaign, please contact Susannah at