SERET: The Jewish Underground18

SERET: The Jewish Underground

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  • Thu 9 May
  • 121 minutes
  • Director: Shai Gal
  • Israel (2017)
  • This film is subtitled

Synopsis

Hebrew with English Subtitles


‘This controversial and divisive chapter in Israel’s history is masterfully examined by Gal through archival footage and intelligently conducted interviews.’ Hannah Brown, The Jerusalem Post


Their target was to blow up the Muslim Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Success could have sparked a World War. This political-detective thriller tells the story of how the members of the largest terrorist organisation of Israeli Right-Wing settlers has now become a dominant power within the current Israeli government


It took the Israeli secret service Shin Bet four years to get their hands on the Jewish Underground. After carrying out several successful attacks on Muslims in the early 1980s, the group developed a plan to destroy the Dome of the Rock.


Director Shai Gal reconstructs the events in the form of a detective story with dramatizations and interviews with key figures, including the perpetrators, who claim they have nothing to hide. But the scope of the film isn't limited to past events, because the rabbis who probably gave orders for the Jewish Underground attacks were protected from above and never punished. As Gal shows, the ties between members of the Jewish Underground and the Israeli political sphere are stronger than ever.


Q&A with Director Shai Gal