Donald Sutherland, left, and Elliot Gould in the 1970 film “MASH.”

'This Film Must Not Be Allowed': When Israel Deemed ‘MASH’ a Threat to Its Soldiers' Morale

In April 1970, five military judges and three senior military commanders were sent to a Tel Aviv movie theater to determine one question: Can the American war comedy be screened while hostilities raged in Israel

Five judges of the Israel Defense Forces Military Court of Appeals, among them President Brig. Gen. Shmuel Goder, reported in April 1970 to the Tel Aviv Cinema. They had not come to deliberate an appeal of a...

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