Uncover the story of Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN Mediator whose efforts to bring peace to war-torn Palestine in 1948 ended with his assassination, altering the course of Middle Eastern history.
A Mideast Mediator's Murder in Jerusalem 1948 - Historic, Tragic, Diplomatic
This gripping documentary delves into the tragic assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, the United Nations Mediator for Palestine, on 17th September 1948 in Jerusalem by a Zionist militant group. Bernadotte's mission in Palestine came in the wake of the United Nations Partition Plan and Israel's Declaration of Independence, aiming to mediate the escalating tensions. Despite the volatile environment, Bernadotte managed to broker an initial truce in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and established the foundations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. The film explores the complex political landscape of the time, Bernadotte's peace efforts, and the profound impact of his untimely death on the course of Middle Eastern diplomacy.