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The film 'Waltz with Bashir' has been nominated as Israel's entry into the BAFTAs. For those of you who haven't seen the film, it is a cold, hard look at the 1982 war in Lebanon from the perspective of 19 year old conscripted Israeli soldiers. It doesn't pull any punches, as soldiers are shown randomly killing civilians and shooting up Beirut without any plan, let alone consideration for Lebanese lives.

How embarrassing it would be for Israel and its right-wing pundits if the country won a prestigious film award - for a film which depicts the Israeli Army at its worst.

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