Published on May 11, 2023
Intending to incite the ultimate "holy cow" for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir explores a provocative and sometimes irreverent answer to the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?" Embark. It remains a dangerous and imminent threat. Or is it threats by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics?

Interviews with a variety of people across the political spectrum (including writer Norman Finkelstein, head of the Anti-Defamation League and harshest critic), as well as Auschwitz (with Israeli schoolchildren) and Brooklyn (reports of violence) to listen to), travel research to places such as). against Jews), Shamir discovers the reality of today's anti-Semitism. His insights are shocking, enlightening and, surprisingly, often ironic and funny.

What the Critics are Saying
"An incredibly bold and brave film." - Filmmaker Michael Moore

"Truly courageous! Yoav Shamir IS the Israeli Michael Moore." - Time Out New York

"Provocative and timely, intelligent and wry." - Leslie Felperin, Variety

"Profound and passionate." - Ray Bennett, Film Journal International

"This is muscular, intelligent documentary filmmaking of the first order - trenchant, controversial, riveting." - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve

"Works brilliantly! Shocking, surprisingly funny... Defamation is an education!"
- Jennifer Merin,

"A must -see for thoughtful friends and critics of Israel." - David Lamble, Bay Area Reporter

"The most important Jewish movie of the year." - Akiva Gottlieb, The Jewish Journal

"Alternately sweet-tempered and outrageous... will spark long arguments deep into the night among Jewish and non-Jewish viewers alike." - Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

Recommended Reading
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History by Norman Finkelstein
Anti-Semitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present by Marvin Perry and Frederick Schweitzer
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt
The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control by Abraham Foxman

See details about this film's theatrical run.

Tribeca '09 Interview with Yoav Shamir on IndieWIRE

Read Yoav Shamir's response to David Hirsh in The Guardian, 1/25/10


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