Irit Linor's article (see excerpt below) gives another indication why I think that what I refer to as fortitude is collapsing on all fronts: political, security, moral, cultural and Zionist.
Two years ago the Israel Film Foundation refused funding for Paradise Now. Here's why
Two years ago, the creators of Paradise Now asked the Israel Film Foundation for public funding to help produce the film. They were turned down thanks to a number of reviewers—including myself—who were taken aback by its moral character.
Go read the rest of her piece.
And while you're at it, read Yaron London's op-ed, too.
By failing to show the bloody images, dismissed by the reviewers as artistic sensitivity, is a clear political message: people live on only one side of the fence, while on the other side there are only faceless entities that can be slaughtered with no second thoughts.
I prefer decent movies, which identify evil and call it by its name, even if my opinion differs from the artist regarding who the bad guys really are.