Arnon Grunberg



Tonight, I saw Dror Moreh’s documentary “The Gate Keepers" -- about six former heads of the Shin Beth.
A.O. Scott wrote in the Times: “If you need reassurance or grounds for optimism about the Middle East, you will not find it here. What you will find is rare, welcome and almost unbearable clarity.” Clarity? Maybe. Most of the things that were said in this movie were more or less known to anybody following the Middle East. But of course the details count, and many details were new.
I had the feeling that these former heads were trying to please a moderately liberal audience (i.e. people who detests torture, unless they deem it necessary for their safety). Or these former heads of the Shin Beth regretted some of their deeds.
The hope that can be found in this movie is that people get tired of killing, especially when it’s not absolutely necessary for their survival.

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