Movie-goers in the region wonder, "Is ‘World War Z’ pro-Israel?"

Published July 3rd, 2013 - 03:00 GMT
World War Z terror (Image: Facebook)
World War Z terror (Image: Facebook)


Movie goers from the region had mixed feelings regarding the zombie apocalypse film World War Z,which has sparked controversy for an alleged supposed pro-Israel bias.

The movie, starring Brad Pitt, imagined that the world was overrun by zombies and that Israel, being one of the few countries that knew they were coming, built a wall around itself to prevent zombies from invading.

People from all over the world took to social media to point out the resemblance between the barrier built in the movie and the separation wall built by Israel in the West Bank to separate it from the occupied Palestinian population, adding that the movie was promoting Israel’s policies.

“While I was watching the movie I did feel like I was supposed to feel good about the wall, the fear of the zombies made the wall look comforting rather than atrocious. I felt like they were attempting a mind shift. It was also interesting that only the [Israeli intelligence agency] Mossad was able to figure out the problem before everyone,” said Canadian national Mohammad Syed, works in the oil trade sector in Dubai.

By Noor Nazzal, Special to Gulf News and Sunil K. Vaidya, Bureau Chief

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