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Israel: Forget about morality

"The Gatekeepers," a new documentary, is an extraordinary look at Israel's recent history

By Jay Elwes  

Yaakov Peri, former head of the Israeli security agency Shin Bet, in the "The Gatekeepers."

The Gatekeepers, a film by the Israeli director Dror Moreh, is a formidable achievement. For the first time ever, not one but six former heads of the Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence organisation roughly equivalent to Britain’s MI5, have spoken at length on camera about operations and the internal workings of the agency. Together, they make an extraordinary collection of…

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