NOTE: This reivew was originally published in the World Jewish Digest on 10/01/04:
“Is there a more important question facing the worldwide Jewish community right now that the future of the settlements? As Leon Wieseltier, the Literary Editor of THE NEW REPUBLIC said in his recent editorial ‘Extirpation,’ ‘the settlements are not the sole obstacle to peace; but… they are ‘our’ obstacle.’”
While the rhetoric on all sides becomes increasingly inflamed, the lives of individuals are lost in the political football. Are the people who actually live in the settlements simply “extremists” intent on forcing the hand of Israel’s voting majority? Now Joseph Cedar’s new film CAMPFIRE (MEDURAT HASHEVET) examines the human dimension at the heart of this bitter debate…”
Click HERE to read my full review as posted on FF2.