Israeli film gives voice to soldiers’ self-doubts after ’67 war


p style=”text-align:justify;”>A medic helps a Palestinian in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting, in Gaza City, 20 July 2014. 
14/02/2015 (Egypt Indipendent – Egypt): One of the most thought-provoking moments in Israeli director Mor Loushy’s documentary “Censored Voices” comes when a soldier who fought in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war says the plight of the Arab refugees reminded him of the Jews in World War Two.”I could see myself in those kids who were carried in their parents’ arms, when my father carried me,” the unidentified soldier says on an audio tape in the documentary shown at the Berlin International Film Festival.”Perhaps that’s the tragedy, that I identified with the other side, with our enemies,” the soldier continues.The soldier’s testimony, and that of dozens of others, was recorded by authors Amos Oz and Avraham Shapira after Israel’s spectacular victory against overwhelmingly superior Arab forces.”They (Oz and Shapira) felt when everyone was dancing and celebrating, they felt that other voices are there and all the fighters who came back from the war are broken but are not talking about it,” Loushy, whose film will be released in Israel in May, said in an interview…




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