Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (2007)

Documentary filmmaker Isidore Rosmarin investigates the ongoing conflict that continues to fester like an open wound that never quite has the opportunity to heal. Upon determining to investigate the Arab-Israeli conflict, Rosmarin and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: August 28, 2007
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Unless you've thrown up your hands and butted out of all news of the Middle East debacle, nothing in this methodical, unimaginative documentary about the Arab-Israeli conflict will surprise, edify or, God forbid, outrage you.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Though refreshingly reluctant to take sides regarding geography of the matter, the film has a subtle slant toward peace.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

'A small house can accommodate hundreds of friends, but can't accommodate two enemies,' the doctor says ruefully, quoting an Arab proverb. Sadly, Blood and Tears is the proof.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

As the film progresses, it becomes increasingly bold in taking sides, while all the time pretending to be unbiased.

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Charles Petersen
Village Voice

A well-balanced primer on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Blood and Tears takes just over an hour to go from the roots of Zionism to the recent electoral victory of Hamas.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Nothing more than a collection of sound bytes, most of them biased, many of them inflammatory, by a variety of speakers. It is hard to know what good this does.

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