The War Crimes Industry

In an earlier post, I flagged my Mosaic Magazine essay on the film Censored Voices, an Israeli documentary that purports to expose Israeli war crimes during the Six-Day War. The filmmakers claim that Israel’s military censor, who cut 70 percent of the original material, had subjected the testimony of soldiers, published in 1968, to “brutal” censorship. Censored Voices, we are told, restores those “silenced” voices. In my essay, I questioned whether there had been any censorship of this magnitude, and asked whether the cases highlighted in the film were true, representative, or added to our understanding of the war.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I have read an aweful lot about the 6 Day War and you would be hard pressed to come up with much Israel did that would fall within what most people would really call a war crime.
    A war infraction maybe, but a true war crime, no.

    The Syrians and Egyptians however…

    • War is an ugly business, no one ever comes out with their hands entirely clean.

    • k1962

      War crimes in 6 days? I doubt it. I think they were to damn busy fighting.

  • The Butterfly

    What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again.

  • Ramonshelton

    It’s All About You b-l-a-z-i-n-g-c-a-t-f-u-r < Make It Easy

  • There is a leftist mental fiction that favors Muslims over the Israelis.

    And it is these inept leftists who help continue the bloodshed and make it worse.

    By ignoring the Islamic theological basis for Israeli Muslim conflict they help continue the process.

    Sorry folks – Islamic theology is the problem. Deal with Islamic theology. The problem will not change without Islamic reformation.

    • mobuyus

      There has just gotta be a complete elimination of this islamic death cult, and I think it almost has to be now or never.

  • Everyone Else

    … but … but … but … people die in wars … isn’t that a crime