EVENT: Screening and discussion of "The Soldier's Opinion" (December 6)

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The Hebrew and Judaic Studies Programs at the George Washington University are excited to host a conversation with Assaf Banit and Shay Hazkani about their documentary The Soldier's Opinion
The conversation with the filmmakers will take place by zoom on December 6, 2:30-3:30 (EST). Attendees will receive a link to stream the film independently beforehand.
To watch the film and participate in the event, please register by Dec 1 at 5:00pm : https://forms.gle/hbP1st8viyUG9TXFA
The Soldier's Opinion
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.

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