One-and-a-Half-Cheers for an Amazon Series about Nazi Hunters

March 18 2020

Set in 1977, the television series Hunters depicts a Holocaust survivor (played by Al Pacino) who leads a gang of vigilantes in their quest to stop a plot by former Nazi officials to establish a Fourth Reich in the U.S. Hunters has already attracted much criticism for its saturation with comic-book and B-movie clichés, its myriad inaccuracies, and Pacino’s scenery-chewing. To A.E. Smith, “seeing post-Holocaust family trauma reduced to a series of superhero tropes, listening to bad Yiddish accents and mangled Jewish phrases, . . . and watching a seemingly endless parade of leering Nazis straight from central casting,” can be cringe-inducing. And there are more substantive problems as well:

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More about: Holocaust, Nazism, 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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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution