Israel 2022 | 55 minutes | Hebrew | English subtitles
From 1948 onwards, the Israeli military censorship examined soldiers’ letters under the guise of preventing the disclosure of military secrets. But unknown to soldiers was a secret apparatus which copied their letters and stored them. The purpose was to analyze the views of ordinary soldiers, and the findings were presented to high-ranking officials in a top secret report titled “The Soldier’s Opinion". This report opens a window to the most intimate thoughts of soldiers on topics such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, morality in war and Ashkenazi-Mizrahi relations. The film sketches the alternative history of Israel that the report offers, and reveals what actions those who read it chose to take.