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Award winning filmmaker, writer and political activist, Lilly was born in Jerusalem and immigrated to the United States in 1945. Before focusing on documentaries, she was a journalist, and foundation consultant on the Middle East and women.
She began her prominence as an expert on Jewish history with her work as the principal researcher for the best selling account of the 1947 siege of O Jerusalem, by Larry Collins and Dominque Lapierre, (1972).
She is listed in Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 (2007) and Jewish Women, A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (2007).
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