The Post-Holocaust Jew in the Age of “The War on Terror”: Steven Spielberg’s Munich

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Loshitzky, Yosefa 2011. The Post-Holocaust Jew in the Age of “The War on Terror”: Steven Spielberg’s Munich. Journal of Palestine Studies. XL (2), pp. 77-87.
AuthorsLoshitzky, Yosefa
Abstract

As a film about “terror” spilling over from its local context (the struggle
over Palestine) into the global arena, Munich transcends the specificity
of the so-called “Palestinian question” to become a contemporary allegory
of the Western construct of “the war on terror.” The essay explores
the boundaries and contradictions of the “moral universe” constructed
and mediated by the film, interpreted by some as a dovish critique of
Israeli (and post-9/11 U.S.) policy. Along the way, the author probes
whether this “Hollywood Eastern” continues the long Zionist tradition
seen in popular films from Exodus onwards, or signals a rupture (or
even latent subversion) of it.

KeywordsPalestine; post-9/11; popular film; Schindler’s List; American popular culture; Munich; Israel; Hollywood
JournalJournal of Palestine Studies
Journal citationXL (2), pp. 77-87
ISSN0377-919X
1533-8614
Year2011
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/jps.2011.XL.2.77
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1156
Publication dates
Print2011
Publication process dates
Deposited31 Jan 2011
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Citation:
Loshitzky, Y. (2011) 'The Post-Holocaust Jew in the Age of “The War on Terror”: Steven Spielberg’s Munich', Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. XL, (2) (Winter 2011), pp. 77–87.

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