Friday, October 21, 2011

Lia Tarachansky, journalist and former settler, exposing Israeli myths: Seven Deadly Myths

Seven Deadly Myths is a story of denial and awakening. Only three years after the holocaust the Jewish nation was born, but those who fought for it built a parallel reality in which they both physically and psychologically erased what was there before. This is their story and the story of the remnants that endured, refusing to be buried under the deadly myths of denial.


  1. <span><span>"</span><span><span>Seven Deadly Myths</span> examines the concept of knowing and not knowing at the same time.<span>  </span>Seeing and not comprehending what you see.<span>  </span>It starts in the West Bank colony of Ariel where director Lia Tarachansky grew up. As she returns to the <span>settlement</span>, she discovers as though for the first time that it is surrounded by Palestinian villages, that the <span>dispossessed</span> are right next door, behind electrical fences, under watch towers, locked behind walls. But the Palestinians were not made invisible by accident.<span>  </span>In 1948 when the first war between Israel and its neighbors broke out most of the Palestinians became refugees, their villages were <span>demolished</span>, and they were never allowed to return. In this film Lia talks to Israeli veterans of that war, whose <span>expulsion</span> operations were erased from Israeli textbooks attempting to deny the history of the biggest trauma in the Palestinian narrative and the year that changed the Middle East forever."</span></span>

  2. Where's the inane one? Missing, again, an opportunity to learn something.