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The Gatekeepers is a documentary that follows the history of the relations between Israel and the Palestinians from the 1980's to present day. Six former Shin Bet chiefs (Israel's secret service) are interviewed, each describing the political climate throughout Israel and the occupied territories. The former Shin Bet chiefs and reveal details about convert operations and controversial acts that were put into place from the 80's to present day. They describe assassinations of certain victims and the torture of the detainees that have been carried out in the name of war. Although officially over, there are still ongoing covert dealings for both the Jews and the Palestinians.

Black and white footage in the film depict marching Israeli soldiers, refugee camps and satellite views of night raids on suspected terrorists. Against the drop of this are the frank interviews with the former Shin Bet leaders, The former leaders admit with great candor that some of the activities cost greatly in human lives, kept the animosity between the Israelis and the Palestinians alive and brought about the birth of Hamas and the Islamic jihad.

This documentary is an unbiased depiction of the escalating problems between the two factions.. The film is an interview with six eye witnesses to history and who were in part responsible for the relationship between Jews and Palestinians in modern Israel. They speak with great candor about their part in the situation and the historical ramifications. The six ex leaders describe their failures and triumphs and their reservations about some of the tactics that were put into place. They give their opinions about whether there can ever be peace in the Middle East.

This documentary was directed and produced by Dor Moreh. It is presented in the Hebrew language with English subtitles.

| 2012 | 1 hr 35 min | 7.6/10
Dror Moreh

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