The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers

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Focusing on Avner's experiences working for Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin, the film opens as Rabin becomes Israel's first native-born Prime Minister in 1974. It examines the events surrounding the first treaty between Israel and Egypt, Rabin's tense relationship with President Jimmy Carter and his resignation following a financial scandal involving his wife. It explores Avner's decision to work for Menachem Begin after his surprise election in 1977, Anwar Sadat's historic visit to Jerusalem, the Camp David Accords, difficulties between President Carter and Begin and tensions between Israel and the US during the 1982 Lebanon War. Finally, the film recounts the Rabin's assassination in 1995 after being elected Prime Minister a second time.


Critic Reviews for The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

  • The new film gives a "West Wing"-esque behind-the-scenes look at key historical events, but with more cocktail-party anecdotes than analysis.

    Oct 13, 2015 | Full Review…
  • So resolved to tell you something that it never notices it's overtelling you everything.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • It also suffers from its one-sided perspective which often fails to provide sufficient informational context. But it nonetheless provides a vividly personal account of the country's travails during some of its most tumultuous times.

    Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The film's incessant voiceover narration does often feel like an interminable suppertime history lesson delivered by your favorite poli-sci-obsessed granduncle.

    Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The cumulative effect of the Soldiers & Peacemakers' straight-forward and blunt narration of linear history is a film only slightly less dry than matzoh.

    Dec 8, 2016 | Full Review…
  • His personal insights are fascinating, but you need a good working knowledge of Israel's history since 1948 to place Avner's recollections into a wider context.

    May 17, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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