Yom Kippur War Both Absent and Present in Israeli Cinema

How is it that only one Israeli feature film deals directly with the 1973 war and yet that most traumatic of Israeli wars has still wielded such a tremendous influence on our cinematic world? A comprehensive historical survey.

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“Listen, Weinraub, this is a real war. And this time it’s ours and we’re the right age, Weinraub.” These are spoken by Ruso to his comrade-in-arms, Weinraub, as the pair wends its way up to the northern part...