Steven Spielberg called his upcoming film about the 1972 massacre
of Israeli Olympic athletes, and subsequent reprisals against Palestinian
terrorists, a 'prayer for peace.'
Hollywood director spoke to the Time magazine recently about 'Munich,'
breaking his silence after months of mounting speculation about
the thriller's historical sources and how it would present Israel's
assassination of the PLO terrorists who masterminded the attack
at the Munich Games.
don't demonize our targets,' Spielberg said. 'They're individuals.
They have families.' Drawing parallels between the 1970s and today's
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Spielberg said, 'Somewhere inside
all this intransigence there has to be a prayer for peace ...
the biggest enemy is not the Palestinians or the Israelis. The biggest
enemy in the region is intransigence.' Spielberg also took the opportunity
to announce a new goodwill initiative to distribute video cameras
to Israeli and Palestinian children who will record their lives
and then view each other's.