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Munich angers Israel

Posted: January 27th, 2006 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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On Thursday, January 26th, the film Munich will be in general release across Israel.

Munich, which deals with the events of the Munich Olympics, during which a Palestinian group called Black September held 11 Israeli soldiers hostage and demanded the release of Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli jails. After an attempt at a rescue, all 11 athletes were killed and three out of the eight Palestinians survived. Later on were released by the German authorities.

Now with the opening of the movie in Israel, it is bringing in cricism about the film's accuracy and Spielberg's take of the events. The film deals with Mossad agents searching for the Palestinians connected to the murders in Munich and their assasination. Spielberg portrayed the agents to be a bunch of soul-searching amateurs, who end up being a mirror image of the Palestinians in their actions. Former Mossad Chief Shabtai Shavit said "The movie does not properly present the way Mossad operates, nor does it represent Mossad agents faithfully". In addition Israel is afraid the film will damage the country's reputation and their image.

Spielberg's attempt at telling the stories of the Jewish people have all been criticized and blamed for being historically incorrect, but as a director, many believe that he should be able to continue making these types of movies due to them being based on real events, not being documentaries.

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