Steven Spielberg has assured that his film Munich is not an attack on Israel. So why is his movie raising such hackles among pro-Israelis?
Maybe it has something to do with Steven Spielberg’s choice of the screenwriter Tony Kushner. Kushner is an author who is against the existence of Israel. He has stated that Israel wants to destroy the Palestinian identity and has demanded that Ariel Sharon be accused of war crimes.
Maybe it has something to do with the curious obsession of the Jewish about the money, which is shown in the movie.
Maybe it is due to the film version of the book Vengeance by George Jonas, based on the memories of an individual whose work with the Mossad services has been always denied.
Maybe the problem has to do with the victims killed, who are presented in the film as charming people (probable they were) whom are never seen committing the slightest damage, contrary to Mossad agents.
Maybe it has something to do with the Israelis, who come up with racist statements without specifying the context.
Maybe the problem stems from the difference shown in the film between the Jewish moral and the actions carried out by Israel.
Maybe it has something to do with the hero. At the beginning, the hero is the perfect incarnation of the Zionist activist, who decides to leave Israel to settle down in Brooklyn and fears to be killed by Mossad. Maybe it has something to do with the depiction of the Munich massacre as a reaction to the Israeli violence.

Wall Street Journal (United States)

Munich”, by Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, January 1st, 2006.