“Valley of the Wolves: Palestine” – to be shown in a dozen European countries and more than 20 others in the Middle East – promises to be a blockbuster with Turkish and Arab audiences.
In the movie, scenes of massacre during the May 31, 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident are followed by Turkish agent Polat Alemdar stepping in to settle the score.
The Turkish hero goes to Israel and accomplishes his mission at the end of 110 minutes of gunfire, punctuated by Israeli atrocities against innocent Palestinians, including the death of a paralyzed boy under the debris of his demolished home.
The movie attracted criticism even before its release as its creators have already been under fire for earlier productions that drew Israeli ire and triggered condemnation at home for glamorizing violence and nationalism.
“Even in the fragments we see… some generalizations about the Jewish people and anti-Semitic approaches that are quite disturbing,” Israeli Ambassador Gabby Levy said earlier this week, quoted by Anatolia news agency.
The movie’s creators reject accusations of enmity towards Jews, arguing they target only Zionism and Israeli oppression of the Palestinians.
“In our movie, we are exposing a fascist, racist ideology and we are trying to kill it before the eyes of the people,” scriptwriter Bahadir Ozdener said.
Actor Necati Sasmaz, who plays Polat Alemdar, insisted: “We have no problem with any people. There is no anti-Semitism here.”
A senior Turkish diplomat commented that the production company was motivated by profit.
“Undoubtedly, it is not very helpful but we cannot prevent them from doing so,” the diplomat said on condition of anonymity.
Source; Jordan Times
The Turkish producers and actors in this movie have taken a line that is typical of artists everywhere when they make a movie or song that has an obvious political message.
Who? US? Anti-Semitic? NEVER!
The Turkish government, which is very authoritarian and certainly could stop the production of a movie like this, is taking a similar approach.
The breakdown in relations between Israel and Turkey is the result of nothing else but a revival of Islamism in Turkey, led by the AKP Party of Prime Minister Reccap Tayyip Erdogan. It is an open secret that the AKP is linked to the Turkish branch of the Moslem Brotherhood, which is the umbrella organization in Egypt that also includes Hamas, the Islamic Action Front in Jordan, and many other terrorist and/or terror supporting groups in different Moslem countries.
This movie, which I’m sure will be very popular in Turkey and the Arab world, is just a symptom of the demonically inspired hatred of Jews and the Jewish State which is growing to epic proportions in the Moslem world.
It is also important to remember that the AKP Party has been voted into power by the Turkish people in a perfectly fair election, just as the Hamas was voted into power by the people in Gaza in 2006, and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party came to power through democratic means in Germany in 1933. Democracy is not the answer to every problem.
The answer to the rising tide of Islamism in Turkey and elsewhere is to pray for a revival of the Gospel of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ) in those countries. It is only the power of the Gospel that has any chance of touching the hearts of the Moslems, and there will not be peace between Israel and its neighbors until Yeshua, the Prince of Peace, is reigning in the hearts of the people who live in the Middle East.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Written by Aaron