Munich: Spielberg Pays Homage to Israeli Athletes

Many admirers of Ayn Rand’s novels feel strongly about Israel’s right to exist. In that vein, this report from Drudge might be of interest:

“There has never been an adequate tribute paid to the Israeli athletes who were murdered in â??72,” Spielberg says.
â??I donâ??t think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today,â? director Steven Spielberg tells TIME in an exclusive cover-story interview. â??But itâ??s certainly worth a try,â? Spielberg says.
Since filming began in June, the movie (reported to cost around $70 million) â??has been surrounded by rumors, criticism, and suggestions that Spielberg was too pro-Israel to make a fair movie,â? according to TIME.
“I’m always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it’s threatened. At the same time, a response to a response doesn’t really solve anything. It just creates a perpetual-motion machine,” Spielberg says. “There’s been a quagmire of blood for blood for many decades in that region. Where does it end? How can it end?”

Check out the Munich movie trailer, if you haven’t already.
UPDATE: The movie is getting slammed by some early critics for, among other things, its posturing and moral relativism. Proceed with caution…