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  • Ami Ayalon, center, in a scene from the Oscar-nominated documentary, "The Gatekeepers," about former heads of  the Israeli security agency, Shin Bet. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Gatekeepers'

    Few films have ever pulled back the curtain on intelligence work like the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Gatekeepers,” based around interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli internal security agency responsible for counterterrorism, protecting Israel’s political leaders and collecting intelligence on threats in the West Bank and Gaza. The recollections of its leaders provide an extraordinary perspective on Israel’s post-1967 history.

  • 2 Israeli documentaries shortlisted for Oscar

    The Mideast conflict has done little to help Israel's image in the world, but the way local filmmakers deal critically with the Israel-Palestinian issue has won wide international praise _ and this year, recognition from the top of the movie industry.

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