The Gatekeepers


I finally watched the documentary, The Gatekeepers, about the Israeli Shin Bet. It was nominated for best documentary for last year’s Academy Awards.

The Shin Bet is Israel’s internal security agency. Viewers hear about everything from Shin Bet history to the morality of torture and political assassinations through interviews with six men who ran the agency. They talk with admirable frankness about their successes and failures over the past 45 years in a war against terrorism, where there was no strategy, only tactics so that Israel may end up winning every battle but lose the war.

The movie is as depressing as it is a remarkable; a must see in-depth history lesson about Israel and the fight against terror.

Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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