Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror—both Palestinian and Jewish— the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, is present at the crossroads of every decision made. For the first time ever, six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers an exclusive account of the sum of their success and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution.
- Dror Moreh
- Run Time
- 1 hour 37 minutes
It offers startlingly honest insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from some of those who called the shots.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 03.07.2013
A remarkable character study.John Anderson, Newsday, 02.28.2013
There is a powerful moment in [the film] when Diskin, head of the Shin Bet from 2005 to 2011, candidly remarks that for the Palestinians he is himself a terrorist. That is not relativism but realism, and the welcome sign of an empathetic imagination.David Thomson, The New Republic, 06.13.2013
As a clear-eyed examination of a conflict that seems to have no end, The Gatekeepers is powerful, provocative stuff.Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 02.28.2013