The Gatekeepers: Dror Moreh & Ami Ayalon


Israelis with deep, even penetrating insight into the conflict with the Palestinians open up in The Gatekeepers, a film released this month in Canada. Former heads of the country's security agency explain why peace remains so elusive, and what needs to change.

Dror Moreh / Ami Ayalon

We started this segment with a clip in translation of Yuval Diskin, a former head of Israel's internal security and anti-terrorism agency known as Shin Bet. He's one of six Shin Bet leaders featured in the Oscar-nominated film The Gatekeepers, which was just released in Canada this month.

The film offers a remarkable inside view into Israel's covert security operations. And all of them offer their thoughts on why Israel has failed to secure a lasting peace with the Palestinians.

We aired a clip with the director of the film, Dror Moreh, speaking with Avraham Shalom, another former head of the Shin Bet. And after careers dedicated to Israel's security, they've all come away critical of Israel's strategy to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Today we were joined by two guests --the director of The Gatekeepers, Dror Moreh. He was in Tel Aviv. And Ami Ayalon was the head of Shin Bet from 1996-2000, and before that the head of the Israeli Navy. He was in Haifa.

This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch.

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