Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Israel: "The Gatekeepers" (trailer)

DemocracyNow.org; Wisdom Quarterly 
"The Gatekeepers": Shin Bet documentary 2013 

Controlling the US media for Israel (sabbah.biz)
In the new film "The Gatekeepers," former Israeli Shin Bet chiefs denounce their occupation and compare Israel to Nazi Germany.
Amidst a spate of killings by Israeli forces of unarmed Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, Democracy Now! turns to the stunning Oscar-nominated documentary, "The Gatekeepers." 

The film brings together six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, collectively speaking out for the first time.

(LINK) "The Gatekeepers" new film shows ex-Shin Bet chiefs denouncing Israel's occupation of Palestine and comparing Israel to Nazi Germany

Right wing extremist rules Israel (aljazeera.com)
They detail their methods against oppressed Palestinian militants and civilians in the Occupied Territories, including targeted killings, torture, "recruiting" (i.e., blackmailing, inveigling, and otherwise coercing) informants, and the suppression of mass protests during two intifadas

But in doing so the Israeli militants also criticize their occupation they were assigned with defending. 

They further warn that successive Israeli governments have endangered their country’s future by REFUSING to make peace. 

"We are making the lives of millions unbearable, into prolonged human suffering, [and] it kills me," Carmi Gillon says in the film. "[We’ve become] a brutal occupation force similar to the Germans in World War II," adds Avraham Shalom. We are joined by the film’s director, Dror Moreh.

Occupied Oakland

Four years ago this month Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African-American, was shot (murdered) by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police agent on New Year’s Day in Oakland, California. Portraying the last day of his life, the new dramatic film "Fruitvale" has become one of the most talked-about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Director and 26-year-old first-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler, who works as a social worker at a juvenile detention center in San Francisco, speaks out. More

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