The Zionist Conspiracy
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Spielberg: My Critics Are Fundamentalists
In interviews here and here, Steven Spielberg argues that right-wing Jewish "fundamentalists" are "angry at me for allowing the Palestinians simply to have dialogue."
I guess liberals like Leon Wieseltier and Alan Dershowitz are in fact "fundamentalists."
Spielberg also insists that his movie is factual, contradicting some of his defenders who have said that the movie should be seen as a drama based loosely on real events, nothing more. Spielberg takes this position in spite of continued Mossad denial that the movie accurately portrays events following the Munich massacre perpetrated by the PLO. The most recent Mossad criticism appeared in last week's Forward. The Mossad operative wrote that Munich "badly distorts the circumstances under which Israeli intelligence operatives assassinated Palestinian terrorists outside the borders of Israel during the early 1970s."
Contrary to Spielberg's premise, that Israel's counter-terrorism resulted in nothing other than increased Palestinian terror, the Mossad operative counters that "Israel's response, the assassinations, succeeded in radically reducing the intensity and saliency of the Palestinian attacks."
The Mossad agent continues:
The Israeli assassinations depicted in "Munich" are portrayed with near total disregard for the actual operational activities involved. The film, after all, is based on a book by an intelligence wannabe whose real-life hero, "Avner," is an impostor who never served in the Mossad...
But I guess the Mossad agent is just a crazy fundamentalist - like Dershowitz, Wieseltier, and whomever else dares to criticize Steven Spielberg - who is angry at Spielberg "for allowing the Palestinians simply to have dialogue."