Important statement by Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh, director of wrenching film, The Gatekeepers, to the Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg. This is important because it is bringing the news to America about the occupation and the death of the two-state solution, news that the New York Times doesn’t want to tell us:
Most striking to me is the fact that the former Shin Bet heads and Moreh himself have arrived at very different outlooks for the future — and not the ones that you might have guessed. The Shin Bet heads interviewed in the film, though somewhat dark and conservative by nature, seem to feel that it is essential for Israel to maintain dialogue with the Palestinians, and that peace is ultimately achievable. Moreh, meanwhile, a gregarious man with a sunny disposition who cares enough about Israel’s future to have devoted years to studying it, has arrived at a different conclusion. As he conveys in the film, and said to me, “Regrettably, I feel that we are past the point of no return.”
Nevertheless, the fact that Israel recently announced new elections gives him at least a little hope.
By the way, Moreh once did campaign ads for Ariel Sharon, in 2001. You can change too, liberal American Zionists.