Review of The Gatekeepers


by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                            June 2013

[R]ecalling the exploitation of New German Cinema by the West German government in its attempt to curry international favor after the shame of World War II and the Holocaust, The Gatekeepers emerges in the context of Israel’s recent hasbara (“public relations”) initiative, a campaign for propagating positive images of Israel that will distract attention from its foundational and ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine by affirming its cynical self-designation as a beneficent, essentially peaceful, eminently self-critical “Jewish democracy.” [read more]