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Defamation (2009) More at IMDbPro »Hashmatsa (original title)

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Defamation -- Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?"
Defamation -- What is anti-semitism two generations after the Holocaust? In his exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the 'oldest hatred', and comes up with some startling answers. He f

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Yoav Shamir (writer)
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26 August 2010 (Germany) See more »
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Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?" Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A Great Look at the Realities of Anti-Semitism See more (8 total) »

Cast

 
Uri Avneri ... Himself
Yaakov Bleich ... Himself (as Rabbi Bleich)
Gianfranco Fini ... Himself
Norman Finkelstein ... Himself (as Professor Norman Finkelstein)
Abraham Foxman ... Himself
Abraham Hecht ... Himself (as Rabbi Hecht)
Isaac Herzog ... Himself - Minister in Charge of Anti-Semitic Affairs
Dov Hikind ... Himself - Assemblyman
David Hirsch ... Himself - Sociology Professor
Charles Jacobs ... Himself (as Dr. Charles Jacobs)
Teddy Katz ... Himself - Gush Shalom
Noah Klinger ... Himself - Journalist
Joel Levi ... Himself - ADL Regional Director New York
Benjamin Lifschitz ... Himself - Reporter
John Mearsheimer ... Himself
Arieh O'Sullivan ... Himself - ADL Spokesman
Dina Porat ... Herself - Professor
Harvey Prince ... Himself - ADL, Los Angeles
Suzanne Prince ... Herself - ADL, Los Angeles
Stephen Walt ... Himself
Bob Wolfson ... Himself - ADL Regional Director

Directed by
Yoav Shamir 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Yoav Shamir  writer

Produced by
Ori Bader .... line producer
Sandra Itkoff .... producer
Philippa Kowarsky .... producer
Karoline Leth .... producer
Knut Ogris .... producer
Nynne Marie Selin Eidnes .... line producer (as Nynne Selin)
 
Original Music by
Mischa Krausz 
 
Cinematography by
Yoav Shamir 
 
Film Editing by
Morten Højbjerg 
 
Sound Department
Neal Gibbs .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Höhsl .... visual effects artist
 
Editorial Department
Kenneth Laugaard Andersen .... assistant editor
Søren Gamborg Knudsen .... assistant editor
Nicolai Griffens .... assistant editor
Elin Pröjts .... additional editor
Stephen Vittoria .... editor: Theatrical Trailer
 
Other crew
Daniel Karpantschof .... researcher
Jordan Savel .... production coordinator
Signe Vinther .... production coordinator
Jaime Wolf .... legal counsel
 

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Also Known As:
"Hashmatsa" - Israel (original title)
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91 min
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Uri Avneri:None of them fights anti-Semitism. They fight criticism of Israel. These are two totally different things. There's hardly any anti-Semitism in the US. It's a myth.See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Great Look at the Realities of Anti-Semitism, 27 November 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

This film really hits the mark with regards to anti-semitism. For all intents and purposes, it does not exist. Racism against Jews is nothing compared to racism against blacks, Latinos or Arabs.

The Anti-Defamation League really show their true selves in this video and do not even seem to notice. Complaints sent to them seem to be largely about Jewish folks not getting days off for holidays. That is not anti-Semitism. That is a work policy.

Interestingly, Norman Finkelstein is shown raw here, too. Finkelstein is a great scholar and critic of the Jewish lobby. Here is shown making statements that do not present him in a favorable light. While his underlying point is correct, he comes off like a ranting lunatic, which hardly helps his cause.

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