Reviews

  • Feb 26, 2013

    The film begins with John Pilger standing in front of the camera saying "I support the Palestinian people, and I'll show you why." So, there... The short introduction serves as a reminder of the perspective throughout. But I am (as from what I've read and seen about the conflict so far) also supportive of the arabs and facts remain facts. The using of interviews with both Palestinians and Israelites validates the documentary in a way, and some of the interviews are simply awe-inspiring as the Israeli father who lost his child to a suicide bomber and is still capable of looking at the bigger problem and the perspective of the bomber.

    The film begins with John Pilger standing in front of the camera saying "I support the Palestinian people, and I'll show you why." So, there... The short introduction serves as a reminder of the perspective throughout. But I am (as from what I've read and seen about the conflict so far) also supportive of the arabs and facts remain facts. The using of interviews with both Palestinians and Israelites validates the documentary in a way, and some of the interviews are simply awe-inspiring as the Israeli father who lost his child to a suicide bomber and is still capable of looking at the bigger problem and the perspective of the bomber.

  • Sep 01, 2012

    Excellent piece of balanced, un-apologetic investigative journalism.

    Excellent piece of balanced, un-apologetic investigative journalism.

  • Oct 08, 2008

    Pilger's coup in this film is to find Israeli dissenters who are willing to be open about their policy towards Palestine - just as the US use 9/11 as a lever to remap the middle east, the Israeli state has been using the Holocaust as a lever to suppress and exterminate the Palestinians since the late 40s, automatically accusing any critics of being anti-Semites (much as the US accuses any critics of being anti-patriotic or 'cowards'). As this argument loses credence with each new assault on the Palestinians, the other favourite US excuse for domination is wheeled out - national security, same as Bush & Blair did when there was no links found between Saddam and 9/11. To its credit, this film doesn't shy away from the only logical conclusion - there won't be peace in Israel until the Israelis withdraw from the territories occupied in the 6 day war and give the Palestinians full sovereignty over the west bank and Gaza (and even this will be seen as a half measure by many Islamists, who won't be pacified unless Israel ceases to exist in the Peninsula altogether). The film certainly isn't a barrel of laughs, but if you're interested in this sort of thing then it's worth seeing.

    Pilger's coup in this film is to find Israeli dissenters who are willing to be open about their policy towards Palestine - just as the US use 9/11 as a lever to remap the middle east, the Israeli state has been using the Holocaust as a lever to suppress and exterminate the Palestinians since the late 40s, automatically accusing any critics of being anti-Semites (much as the US accuses any critics of being anti-patriotic or 'cowards'). As this argument loses credence with each new assault on the Palestinians, the other favourite US excuse for domination is wheeled out - national security, same as Bush & Blair did when there was no links found between Saddam and 9/11. To its credit, this film doesn't shy away from the only logical conclusion - there won't be peace in Israel until the Israelis withdraw from the territories occupied in the 6 day war and give the Palestinians full sovereignty over the west bank and Gaza (and even this will be seen as a half measure by many Islamists, who won't be pacified unless Israel ceases to exist in the Peninsula altogether). The film certainly isn't a barrel of laughs, but if you're interested in this sort of thing then it's worth seeing.

  • Dec 09, 2007

    Pilger, my hero, tackling the biggest issues, the biggess taboos that nobody else touches. And yes, Palestine is STILL the issue.

    Pilger, my hero, tackling the biggest issues, the biggess taboos that nobody else touches. And yes, Palestine is STILL the issue.

  • Nov 19, 2007

    If you want to know what's REALLY going on in the Middle East then watch this film. Highly informative, accessible and anger-inducing. How does Blair sleep at night?

    If you want to know what's REALLY going on in the Middle East then watch this film. Highly informative, accessible and anger-inducing. How does Blair sleep at night?

  • Nov 16, 2007

    Pilger again. Just watch it, and anything else he makes.

    Pilger again. Just watch it, and anything else he makes.

  • Nov 03, 2007

    The world needs to hear what this man has to say.

    The world needs to hear what this man has to say.

  • Jul 12, 2007

    One of award-winning journalist, John Pilger's best to date. Why? ISRAELI TERRORISM CAPTURED ON FILM. Israel continues to violate Palestinian human rights on a daily, hourly basis, but really hates like hell getting caught at it.

    One of award-winning journalist, John Pilger's best to date. Why? ISRAELI TERRORISM CAPTURED ON FILM. Israel continues to violate Palestinian human rights on a daily, hourly basis, but really hates like hell getting caught at it.

  • Jul 03, 2007

    Excellent. He always does no-nonsense interviews with leaders and people directly effected by their decisions.

    Excellent. He always does no-nonsense interviews with leaders and people directly effected by their decisions.

  • Jun 20, 2007

    Another cracker from John Pilger.

    Another cracker from John Pilger.