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Udi Aloni

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231157599

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.001.0001

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What Does a Jew Want?

What Does a Jew Want?

On the Film Local Angel

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What Does a Jew Want?

Slavoj Žižek

Columbia University Press

This chapter examines Udi Aloni's film Local Angel, suggesting that it is a process of the self-questioning of Jewish identity. It argues that the film should not be perceived on a simple political scale involving extreme fundamentalist Zionists, Jews who are a little more liberal, and pro-Palestinian Jews who are for a united secular state. It also considers the question of how Israeli Jews relate to Palestinians and what is going on today with the Jewish identity itself, and how Aloni is torn between an attitude of radically liberal Zionism and an attitude that would be willing to risk a secular state.

Keywords:   film, Udi Aloni, Local Angel, Jewish identity, Zionists, Jews, secular state, Israel, Palestinian, Zionism

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