From the author of The Admission and After the War. Maariv newspaper describes Lerner’s latest work as “a daring theatrical attempt to deal with the complex situation making it difficult for IDF soldiers to preserve their humanity, while the country’s political leadership prefers to bury its head in the sand.” In the hours after an Israeli soldier is kidnapped in Gaza, an artillery reserve officer responds in accordance with military protocol. He is moved to confess to the damage he’s inflicted. The country’s institutions don’t want to hear.
By Motti Lerner
Part of the Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival