Daitch's hateful remarks about Hamas and "the Arab mind" seem even more clueless after Kirchheimer prompts Daitch to talk about the sanctity of technology-free Friday night Shabbat dinners and the illegitimacy of the Women of the Wall's requests to pray aloud at Jerusalem's Wailing Wall.
And Boms' venomous dismissal of Palestinians' claims to the embattled Gaza Strip territories -- he says that everybody should be paid to leave, and ominously concludes that "there are other ways" if money doesn't work -- sounds even more toothless after Kirchheimer prefaces their talk by asking Boms why he's uninterested in moving back to Jerusalem.
Kirchheimer's low-key interviewing skills spice up even relatively calm disputes about personal faith. Married couple and Holocaust survivors Walter and Hannah Hess exchange choice words when she calls Hasidic Jews "fanatics" -- "no bashing," he whines -- soon after she matter-of-factly says, "I don't believe in God." Walter's hilariously petulant response -- "You just haven't read the right books" -- wouldn't be so entertaining if Kirchheimer didn't wisely give Hannah the last word: "I was Jewish as far as Hitler was concerned."