Machssomim (Checkpoint)

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Machssomim (Checkpoint) is a documentary from Israel that tells a simple story through checkpoints in the occupied territories around Israel. Documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir's depiction of the checkpoints that the Israel Defense Forces man in the Palestinian Authority.

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  • Sektor Cyrax 5 years ago

    same as communism and nazi...they learned well

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  • Sektor Cyrax 5 years ago

    same as communism and nazi...they learned well

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  • Amanda 5 years ago

    how refreshing to see a real documentary here (i make them myself, for a living, in several countries), rather than the usual paranoid-conservative, US Libertarian/free market fundamentalist, Alex Jones BS found on most American-centered free film sites.

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  • Terrorism is the poor mans warfare. Give Hamas a bomber instead, then all of a sudden it's normal warfare.

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  • KleptoPsychotic 6 years ago

    Thank you for putting this film together. It's one of a very few which just simply documents the daily state of life of the Palestinian people trying to travel.

    There are a few lectures available, the names of which escape me at present, which describe the larger goals of this policy of apartheid and racism. The end goal, as we all know, is to fully subsume the Palestinian state into the Israeli state. From my research, it seems like the Dome of the Rock is the king piece (chess), and everything else is simply moving the other pieces into position.

    I wish with all my heart that people across the world would stop believing the puerile nonsense vomited at them from their infotainment news stations and politicians, and grow up. The way the world really operates is, thanks to the internet and videos like yours, in full view; naked for all the world to see. But it remains hidden only because people fundamentally do not care about anything or anyone but themselves and the few people around them with whom they interact daily.

    To the Christians out there: How many Palestinian Christians (about 20% of the population) have we killed through our collective disinterest? How many Palestinian children have been killed with weapons purchased with our tax dollars?

    Israel is growing more and more autonomous from the United States, whose moral highground evaporated decades ago. People like GWB and Hillary Clinton just haven't realized yet that we are a despotic, Godless nation full of whiney cowards and semi-retarded fluoride-heads.

    God help these people.

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  • Think 6 years ago

    Suicide Bomber Caught at Israeli Checkpoint:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPU4UN03t7E

    Think people. These checkpoints came up after the intifada started. There were suicide bombings daily. People in cafes, children in school busses where being blown up by Palestinians. Now a days, the checkpoints are more effective and Israel has gotten a security wall up. Suicide bombings have gone down to almost zero.

    At the checkpoint they stop aprox. 20 people weekly trying to smuggle in weapons.

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  • To Tim:

    very one-sided? sorry to burst your bubble but there is no other side to this issue. The FACT remains that Israel became a country ILLEGALLY displacing Palestinians from a land they once called home. Then they proceed to bulldoze homes to build Jewish settlements.. You would have to be the world's biggest retard not to realize why these people tired of unjustice and humiliation would retaliate in the first place. Now, not all Jewish soldiers are immature indecent teenagers which this documentary shows BUT this film portrayed that the majority are clueless imbeciles (like the border police asshole who tried htting on a minor) regarding the pain and suffering Palestinians go through when the try to get around their own land! They even go as far to making them wait at checkpoints for hours out of sheer pleasure which is disgusting! So stop with the whole 4 major war bullshit because everyone knows they had a reason too defy the occupier + when Israel retaliates (big bombs compared to small palestinian bombs) they kill twice as many people mostly children. The real terrorist are the ISRAELIS whom brought this upon themselves when they stole land and subjugated its inhabitants to their shameless acts.

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  • Tim11 6 years ago

    Very one-sided. It is easy to show the Israelis as jerks who like nothing better than to dehumanize the Palestinians. What isn't shown is the Arab/Palestinian behavior that has resulted in this awful stalemate. The Arabs started four major wars against Israel and many many brutal terrorist bombings. Now they like to play the poor victims. Though they are fooling the world, I don't buy that they are innocent for one minute.

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  • isreali scumbags ,,thhey,ll get whats coming...like we say in belfast tiofaidh ar la..(our day will come).

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  • WHAT A BUNCH OF NAZIS !!!

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