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They Called Me Ovadia
Dir.: Tal Michael, David Ofek | 50 minutes

They Called Me Ovadia

Israel 2018 | 50 minutes | Hebrew, Arabic | Hebrew subtitles

Abed Rajoub, one of the most senior Palestinian agents to collaborate with Israel, is sixty. Unlike his brothers and cousins, who are committed to the Palestinian struggle (Jibril Rajoub, a high-ranking Palestinian leader, and Nayef Rajoub, a minister in the Hamas cabinet, to name a few), Abed is convinced that the Palestinian struggle for independence is unjustified, and therefore destined to fail. Abed, who was recruited by the Israeli defense apparatus as a kid, declares he would rather be Israeli than Palestinian. But what he looks back on his life, he longs for the village he left behind and the Palestinian identity he suppressed.