Beaufort (2007)

This is the movie that brought the first Lebanon war to Israeli screens.  There is simply no film that does a better job of explaining why Israelis have become war-weary, cynical about the utility of additional military expeditions.  It’s not a terribly gory movie.  But it’s tense, and sad.  And a feeling of futility pervades.  Watch this film, and you’ll never see the work of young Israeli soldiers in quite the same way.

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About Daniel Gordis

Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem. The author of numerous books on Jewish thought and currents in Israel, and a recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Dr. Gordis was the founding dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism.

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