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June 28, 2013 4:41 pm

World War Z With Brad Pitt Strikes a Nerve With Pro-Palestinians

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JNS.org Pro-Palestinian viewers are accusing Brad Pitt’s apocalyptic movie “World War Z” of pro-Israel bias by depicting Israel as the one of the few countries in the world not immediately destroyed by zombies.

The viewers point to one scene showing a horde of zombies slowed by an enormous wall built around Israel, which they say resembles the security fence separating Israel from the West Bank. “In World War Z, Israel’s apartheid wall apparently helps keep out a massive horde of zombies… not cool,” one Twitter user posted, according to Israel National News.

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Other viewers, however, pointed out that Israel’s real security fence is intended to prevent Palestinian terrorists from entering Israel.

Depending on one’s interpretation of “World War Z,” the wall in the movie may actually function as a unifying force rather than a source of division. In the movie, both Jews and Muslims try to escape the zombies behind the wall.

“In the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a wall is a heavily fraught symbol. But here it turns into an instrument of… peace?” arts and entertainment writer Steven Zeitchik wrote on “World War Z” for the Los Angeles Times.

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  • shloime

    another skirmish in the media war against israel. how dare israel defend itself against attack, and not agree to its assigned role as victim of arab genocide? i’m sure the israel-bashers don’t appreciate the comparison of the mindless violence and death-cult of the palestinian terrorists to “zombies”. not only does “zombie” sound like “zionist”, which is about the depth of their understanding of the arab-israeli conflict from a cultural, historical, political, or legal point of view, but it also undermines their narrative of blaming the victims for arab terrorism – zombies are created by zombies.

    no wonder the israel-bashers are mad.

  • Okey

    Any and every decent person SHOULD be biased IN ISRAEL’S FAVOUR. This is a litmus test of decency.

  • sujaye

    The headline made me giggle. The pro-Palestinian crowd might ever be even a wee bit self critical. Once the security fence(only a bit of it is a wall) was built, terrorist bombings came to a screeching halt. Please don’t forget one person put a bomb in his shoe; let me say that again….ONE person put a bomb in his shoe on a plane and for years now, everyone, everywhere takes off their shoes at the airport checkpoints. Are you going to blame the terrorist or the checkpoint security?

  • Carl

    The actual wall keeps zombie Muslim terrorists from infiltrating Israel. And in doing so, it protects not only Israeli Jews, but also Israeli Arabs, just like in the movie. Funny that such is silly movie comes so close to reality!