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Matzpen: AntiZionist Israelis

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Directed by | Eran Torbiner

Genre documentary  |  Length: 54mins  |  Year of production: 2003

Matzpen, an Israeli socialist organization, never had more than a few dozen active members. Still, at the end of the sixties and beginning of the seventies, it was considered a real threat to the Israeli political and social consensus. Most of Matzpen's members were Israeli born, coming from the core of Israeli society. Their fight against Zionism and against the occupation, as well as their contacts with Palestinian and European left wing activists, were the cause of threats and slander, as well as political and social isolation. The film touches on the main issues of the Zionist Palestinian struggle, through the eyes of some of the organization's prominent figures, their ideas, opinions and activities, then and today.