Tony Kushner, (is)the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright brought in by Mr. Spielberg to rework the original screenplay by Eric Roth. Mr. Kushner (who, like Mr. Spielberg, is Jewish) believes that the creation of the state of Israel was "a historical, moral, political calamity" for the Jewish people. He believes the policy of the government of Israel has been "a systematic attempt to destroy the identity of the Palestinian people." He believes that responsibility for making peace between Israelis and Palestinians lies primarily with the Israelis, "inasmuch as they are far more mighty." He believes Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is an "unindicted war criminal."
Just what were the survivors of the Shoah supposed to do after WWII? They were expelled from Europe, no one would take them in, they realized there was no one they could depend on but themselves. The strong alliance with the US came later. Perhaps THAT was their calamity because with dependence came the necessity to make compromises that the US requires, which many of us believe is slowly killing the Jewish State today.