A New Television Series about Nazi Hunters Trivializes Its Subject Matter with Comic-Book Silliness

Feb. 20 2020

Set in 1977, the Amazon series Hunters, which debuts tomorrow, stars Al Pacino as Meyer Offerman, a Holocaust survivor turned millionaire who leads a team of highly skilled volunteers in pursuing ex-Nazis living in the U.S. “Each episode,” writes Kyle Smith in his review, “finds the hunters tracking down one Special Guest Nazi to administer ironic torture and, often, painful execution.” By loading the show with comic-book clichés (one character wields “a golden dagger of vengeance”) while catering to the demands of box-checking diversity, its writers have produced something neither entertaining nor intellectually satisfying:

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More about: Holocaust, Simon Wiesenthal, Television

 

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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