Coming to terms with the skeletons of the past is tough for any country. It is especially tough for Israel. Massacres, ethnic cleansing are not what nations like to be remembered for.
The British director Peter Kosminsky has recently been involved in the TV mini-series "The Promise".
It is set in 1946-48 British mandate Palestine and looks at the lives of British soldiers before their withdrawal and the relationship between Arabs and Jews. The massacre at Deir Yassin is a key incident portrayed in the series.
Kosminsky's mini-seies is a timely reminder to the murky origins of the creation of Israel and the effects that still haunt us today.
Kosminsky, who is Jewish, is seen here responding effortlessly to critics of his film.