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June 25, 2013

Is World War Z 'pro-Israel'?

Blockbuster's plot raises accusations of propaganda.

Photo of the West Bank village of Hizme, just over the 'separation barrier,' or wall, with the Israeli town of Pizgat Zeev, in East Jerusalem. (EPA/Jim Hollander)

The recently released zombie apocalypse film World War Z has received widespread attention — much of it in the form of 140-character reviews on Twitter.

In the movie, an Israeli intelligence officer explains that his country built a barrier to keep zombies out. Many online drew parallels between the fictitious barrier and the separation wall that Israel built in the West Bank, which was declared illegal by the International Court of Justice.


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