One of the most important Israeli victories over its enemies is coming to a screen near you. In what proved to be one of the defining catalyst for the current situation in the Middle East, The 6 Day War will finally be made into a feature film.
The film will be based on the popular book The Lion’s Gate: On The Front Lines of The Six Day War, and will tell the story of how Israel defeated the armies of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt in just 6 days, in order to avoid extermination. It is thanks to brilliant intelligence work and military strategy that Israel was able to survive the arab onslaught. It was during this war that Israel regained control over the Western Wall, as well as the Sinai peninsula, The Western Bank, and modern day Gaza.
Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road will produce the film, so it will be very interesting to see what, if any, political undertones are worked into the film. This story is still developing, and more information about the film is to come.