Before you give credibility to the Gatekeepers, consider this
There is a reason why the Gatekeepers, the Israeli 'documentary' that thankfully did not win an Oscar, is far more popular abroad than in Israel. We Israelis know better about who these 'heroes' really are. Consider this
All of the of the leaders of the Shabak who appear in the film “The
Gatekeepers” were in charge during this critical period [1988-2005]. All opposed
building Jewish communities over the “Green Line,” and all backed
unilateral withdrawal. No wonder they failed in their mission, not only
to prevent terrorist attacks, but to block the establishment of a
terrorist infrastructure that was linked to a terrorist state.
of these “experts” was so incompetent that he allowed PM Rabin to be assassinated; others were clueless as Israeli buses were being blown up.
All were actively complicit with characterizing religious Zionists as
responsible for Rabin’s assassination and those that lived in
settlements as “obstacles to peace.”
Carmi Gillon’s incompetence was so extraordinary that some have suggested that he was involved in a conspiracy to kill PM Rabin.
successor was not much better. He sent a hit team to assassinate the
head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal, in Jordan, by placing poison in his ear.
They succeeded in their task, but someone noted the unusual license
plate of their getaway car: it was from the Israeli embassy! This fiasco
included reviving Mashaal with an antidote, and the arrest of the
Shabak agents who were eventually exchanged for Hamas terrorists.
Ayalon and Avi Dichter who headed the Shabak in 2000 knew or should
have known that Arafat had planned and ordered the Second Intifada.
Their failure to plan for the wave of terrorist attacks is a bloody
testament to their failure.
Meanwhile, a special unit of the
Shabak was focused on “Jewish terrorists” and make-believe conspiracies
intended to discredit religious Zionists and especially settlers. That
unit is still notoriously active and even engages in provocations, like
dressing up as Arabs to confront Jews, arresting Jews and ordering long
periods of administrative detention and house arrest with little or no
evidence of a crime.
As an astute observer of the Israeli scene
commented, “The story of the Gatekeepers is the story of the Shin Bet
shadow state that would like to replace Israeli democracy with its own
oligarchy and return it to the 1950s. Menachem Begin said it should have
been abolished. The Shin Bet and its leaders are personally responsible
for an untold number of crimes and the fact that this film makes them
heroes for peace is just another example of the moral failing and idiocy
of this country. “
Labels: Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, General Security Service, Yitzchak Rabin