Munich film massacres history to preach message

January 30, 2006 | Colin Rubenstein

Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” claims to be historical fiction. Unfortunately, it is much more fictional than historical, promotes a morally dubious philosophy and is divorced from the realities of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Everything but the truth

January 27, 2006 | Ted Lapkin

Last December, I received an invitation to attend a free preview screening of Steven Spielberg’s new film, Munich. My shorthand reaction to the movie is that it was worth every penny that I paid to see it. But given Spielberg’s moral ambitions for this flick, as well as the splash it is making in the media, I suppose that it deserves something more than mere flippancy and sarcasm.

In defence of ‘coercive questioning’

January 18, 2006 | Ted Lapkin

Political commentator Walter Lippmann once remarked: “When distant, unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth often suffers a radical distortion.”

Israel’s democracy can pass this test

January 6, 2006 | Ted Lapkin

TOTAL confusion. Only such a phrase can aptly describe the political impact of Ariel Sharon’s health crisis. The Israeli Prime Minister’s collapse from a massive cerebral haemorrhage injects tremendous uncertainty into a political system that is approaching a general election.

Shock of Sharon

January 6, 2006 | Colin Rubenstein

IT is still unclear whether Ariel Sharon will survive the serious stroke he suffered, but his life as Israel’s Prime Minister would seem to be over.

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