SpielbergThe Heartwarming Story of 11 Whacky Palestinian Terrorists and their Alien Friend

OK. I was kidding about the alien friend. But yes, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the George Jonas novel Vengeance is currently in pre-production in Israel. Vengeance tells the tale of what happenned to the 11 surviving Palestinian terrorists who carried out the murder of 11 Israeli atheletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The Mossad managed to off 10 of them before the operation was cancelled after a bungled assasination of an innocent waiter. Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levysays that the film had been thoroughly researched. “This film has been built from many, many sources. One thing I can say is we expect this to be a balanced film.” However no one seems to have told the Mossad about this.

Five retired Mossad agents, all of whom served in key intelligence posts during the hunt for Palestinian guerrilla chiefs in Europe and the Middle East to avenge the slaying of Israel’s 11 sportsmen, voiced surprise at hearing of the film … “I know nothing at all about this project,” a former Mossad director who declined to be named told Reuters.

Well, whatever. Expect lots of controversy. The book itself claimed that the Mossad hung its agents out to dry, abandoning them to their fate, and that several of the agents had been subsequently assasinated by presumably Palestinian hit teams. Zvi Zamir, who headed Mossad in the 1970s, told the New York Times in 1984 that the version of events in “Vengeance” was “not true” but did not elaborate. Vengeance author Jonas of course admitted that “certain details of the story were incapable of being verified.” Also, the message boards on IMDB (requires registration but well worth it just for the laughs) are smokin’ as film geeks struggle to maintain the political debate spawned by this upcoming film. It aint LGF but it aint pretty anyway.

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  • Blaming Jewschool…tsk tsk. Let the rumble begin.

    And here I thought it was supposed to convey the experience in general, and of the “I Heart Hashem Girl” specifically…praying for the site to load… and waiting for a divine response…(“Please, Hashem…please…”)

  • I need to drop Ol Stevie boy a line, and pitch him my movie idea. It will be called “6 Days” it will portray the great miraculous victory during the 6 day war. It will be monumental!!!!

  • […] Already? Munich, as we have previously discussed, is Steven Spielberg’s next flick. Those of you who are seeing Jarhead this weekend will also be the first to see the trailer for Munich in a theatre (the rest of you can click here). This story of the vengeance taken by Israel against the perpetrators of the Munich massacre, where 11 Israeli Olympic atheletes were murdered is already generating Oscar buzz. Of course Spielberg is at the helm, but there’s also the screenplay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and the stars, an international cast including Eric Bana (Black Hawk Down), Daniel Craig (the newly named James Bond, Layer Cake) and Geoffrey Rush (Shine). […]

  • Guten Tag. ……… How come the name change from Vengeance to Munchen? And, I have more questions that have been left unanswered since that day in Bavaria, ……. Tuesday Sept. 5 1972. Why? Cuz I was there that day and watched most of the event unfold. Want to see my pics ? ….. plus hear a story of unusual heroism?

    johnh23@telus.net

  • I m not quite sure why I am leaving this message, well I hope it is read….Imagine if we new the day of the Arrival of the Messiah….. Imagine when jesus was born there was the Calender 0 year, now that it is double zero time is this the beginning. Is this what Nostradamous meant…..In Montreal Canada in 1967, there wass a gathering of the Nations at Expo 67…. Now 1967 to 2000 equals to the age of Jesus at his death…… Now Jesus was Man of this world and Tere des Homme was his binning, but silent until 2000, the years have passed and the sensation of a new beggining lifts the hair on my arm…. Did you Know about the Jesus fish nostradamous well the fish has an eye in posision X, birth and death of Nostredamousnow the eye comes from the roullette, Dont forget if there is white there is dark, Just to balance… The roullette wheel has 38 units but only 36 with numbers,,, add em up they equal 666…..split the board in half there are 18 units…. Plus 0 and Double zero I ll explain the zeros if you were able to catch on….. Time is coming to an earthly close we supass death, on and on… we balance all, and it is a neccesity, and a probable is a must

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