Prime Minister Golda Meir created Committee X, a small group of government officials tasked with formulating an Israeli response, with herself and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan at the head. She also appointed General Aharon Yariv as her Advisor on Counterterrorism ; he, along with Mossad Director Zvi Zamirtook the principal role in directing the ensuing operation.
But an expression of uncertainty and disgust is not the same as one of outright denunciation. What Munich does say is that this shortsighted tit-for-tat can produce a kind of insanity, both individual and collective.
The Jewish Journal said that "the revenge squad obsess about making sure only their targets are hit -- and meticulous care is taken to avoid collateral damage. Yet in one shootout an innocent man is also slain The intense moral contortions the agents experience as the corpses pile up makes up the substance of the movie.
Most of the people that Mossad did kill had nothing to do with the Munich deaths. He says the film was based on a book whose source was an Israeli who claimed to be the lead assassin of the hit squad, but in actual fact was a baggage inspector at Tel Aviv airport The movie munich.
Historical authenticity[ edit ] Although Munich is a work of fiction, it describes many actual events and figures from the early s. Spielberg tried to make the depiction of the hostage-taking and killing of the Israeli athletes historically authentic.
In addition, the film uses actual news clips shot during the hostage situation.
The named members of Black Septemberand their deaths, are also mostly factual. Abdel Wael Zwaitera translator at the Libyan Embassy in Rome, was shot 11 times, one bullet for each of the victims of the Munich Massacre, in the lobby of his apartment 41 days after Munich.
On December 8 of that year Mahmoud Hamsharia senior PLO figure, was killed in Paris by a bomb concealed in the table below his telephone. Although the film depicts the bomb being concealed in the telephone itself, other details of the assassination such as confirmation of the target via telephone call are accurate.
Others killed during this period include Mohammed BoudiaBasil al-KubasiHussein al-Bashirand Zaiad Muchasisome of whose deaths are depicted in the film. Ali Hassan Salameh was also a real person, and a prominent member of Black September. In he was killed in Beirut by a car bomb  that also killed four innocent bystanders and injured 18 others.
The methods used to track down and assassinate the Black September members were much more complicated than the methods portrayed in the film; for example, the tracking of the Black September cell members was achieved by a network of Mossad agents, not an informant as depicted in the film. It noted that the film suggests one group carried out almost all the assassinations, whereas in reality it was a much larger team.
Mossad did not work with a mysterious French underworld figure as portrayed in the book and the film. The assassination campaign did not end because agents lost their nerve but because of the Lillehammer affair in which an innocent Moroccan waiter was killed.
This is not mentioned in the film. The targets were not all directly involved in Munich, which Spielberg only acknowledges in the last five minutes. Bristol University History professor Stephen Howe says: This was the killing in Norway of a hapless and harmless Moroccan waiter, mistaken for alleged Black September boss Ali Hassan Salameh.Munich Trailer During the Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September.
'Munich' recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the Munich massacre -- and the personal toll 77%. Munich Shoe Inserts Wiki. Search for: By using our website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, with effect from your first access of the site.
Jan 06, · Watch video · After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in , Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a covert operation to hunt down and kill all involved. To call Spielberg "no friend of Israel" is as absurd as it is suspicious.
No, this movie is a thriller, based on actual events, directed by the greatest craftsman of /10(K). Dec 22, · Spielberg's film has been called an attack on the Palestinians and he has been rebuked as "no friend of Israel." By not taking sides, he has taken both sides.
Steven Spielberg's "Munich" is an act of courage and conscience.4/4. Jan 10, · Munich is a historical fiction film about the Israeli government's secret retaliation after the Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes by Black September terrorists.