Louis Theroux and The Ultra Zionists
Directed by Andy Wells
“This is the Jewish homeland and there’s never been a Palestinian people. If they want to express themselves nationally, they can express it somewhere else in one of the other states, maybe Jordan which is primarily Palestinian origin anyways. Why should it be at the expense of the Jewish homeland? My roots are here, not theirs.”
Louis Theroux spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers. He discovers a group of people who consider it their religious and political obligation to populate some of the most sensitive and disputed areas of the West Bank, especially those with a spiritual significance dating back to the Bible.
Throughout his journey, Louis gets close to the people most involved with driving the extreme end of the Jewish settler movement – finding them warm, friendly, humorous, and deeply troubling.