Just as in Top Gun:Maverick: “To accomplish their mission, the pilots needed to take their planes dangerously beyond the maximum distance specified by the manufacturer. But the mission was a complete success, and all the pilots returned home safely”

The Whys and Wherefores of Hollywood’s Israel Distortions
Rick Richman
February 23, 2023

…[Samuel] Goldman does not discuss Top Gun: Maverick—a truly great movie that presented an Israeli story without mentioning Israel—but Hollywood could have presented its American hero while still acknowledging the underlying Israeli history, simply by adding a brief statement at the end, just before the credits: In 1981, eight young Israeli pilots flew their F-16 planes for hours, deep into Iraq, often at a mere 100 feet above the ground, to bomb the heavily fortified nuclear facility being built by Saddam Hussein, in a two-minute strike just weeks before the facility would have become operational.  READ MORE

MOSAIC Hollywood’s Retreat into Universalism Many recent Hollywood movies seem to exhibit a fear of showing too much Jewish particularism. Why? Why do they hate us? And what are we going to do about it? Those questions were asked a lot in the United States in the years after 9/11. They have also been asked a lot by Jews over many, many more years. There may even be some similarities in the two groups of questioners, because there are certainly some similarities between the hatreds they inspire.

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