'Cowardly' Israeli Kibbutz Seeks Redemption in New Movie

Sha’ar Hagolan's behavior in the 1948 War of Independence has long been viewed as a form of treason by other Israelis. Now the kibbutz is trying to shed light on why it had to retreat against the Syrian army.

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On the bulletin board at the entrance to Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan’s dining room, two notices about a film are prominently displayed. One invites kibbutz members to audition for a historical feature film,...