FRONTLINE: Obama, Netanyahu, and the Bomb
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most polarizing political leaders on the world stage. His hardline politics on Iran and Israeli-Palestinian affairs have won him both intense support and bitter criticism at home and abroad - all the more so after his dramatic attempt in March 2015 to derail President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran in front of the U.S. Congress.
Now, with new waves of violence between Israelis and Palestinians unfolding and Israel-U.S. relations already emerging as a 2016 campaign issue, FRONTLINE presents this epic, two-hour documentary tracing Netanyahu's path to power, his combative relationships with multiple U.S. presidents and the implications in America and the Middle East. Filmmaker Michael Kirk (United States of Secrets, League of Denial) takes a revealing inside look at political relations between the U.S. and Israel, long one of America's closest allies, as he and his investigative team go inside the events that have defined one of Israel's longest serving prime ministers, drawing on more than 30 remarkably candid interviews with his current and former advisors; top Israeli, American and Palestinian officials; foreign policy analysts; authors and journalists. The resulting film is an unprecedented, must-watch look inside the relationship between the U.S. and Israel during the Netanyahu years..
Producer: Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath
Production Company: A Frontline production with Kirk Documentary Group
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2016
Director: Michael Kirk
Host: Jim Gilmore
Narrator: Will Lyman
Writers: Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen