“The Gatekeepers” was made by the Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh, with French backing, and it is obviously intended, among other things, as a challenge to the Netanyahu regime. The movie is built around interviews with six men who pretty much consecutively ran the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal-security intelligence operation, from 1980 to 2011
These insiders reported directly to the Prime Ministers they served. They are all hyper-patriots who would do anything to save Israeli lives and to preserve the Jewish state. And they are convinced that Israel is on the wrong track—that the future is “dark,” as Shalom puts it; that Israel is turning into a colonial power policing a rapidly increasing population of Arabs within its borders.
David Denby reviews “The Gatekeepers”: http://nyr.kr/YaWPr7