Idea for a movie: has-been Hollywood star—played by, say, Richard Gere—visits Israel to promote his new film. Because he is a beautiful person with beautiful opinions, he insists on a tour of the West Bank so he can see firsthand how terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad the occupation really is. Visiting Hebron, he is appalled and compares the conditions of the Palestinians there to those of black Americans in the south before the Civil Rights Act. And then, because history really hates simplistic analogies applied to complex political situations, he’s stopped for questioning by a proud and assertive and handsome Israeli soldier. Who is, of course, black. And scene.





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