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Friday, November 16, 2007

Israeli Women Soldiers Recount Army Trauma in Film


To See If I'm Smiling is a film I hope to see somehow. It exposes some of the horrors some Israeli female soldiers were forced to carry out during their service. Identifying the problem is one step towards the solution. Too bad the UN is about as useful as a condom machine in the Vatican (thanks, Mr. Ben Elton, for that one) and too bad there isn't enough outrage .

2 comments:

Hani Obaid said...

So the medic is traumatised because she had to scrub a corpse to cover up abuses by the Israeli army.

I'd be surprised if this comes as a surprise to anyone who has ever lived in Israel, let alone a native. i suppose what we know, and what we're willing to admit are two different things.

Still, I guess its good to let the people outside have an idea what goes on.

shlemazl said...

Very very sad and no, it does not come as a surprise.

Peace is the only way to fully eradicate these problems, but the Israeli army has been working hard to do what it can to reduce instances of criminal abuse.