Why do you characterize the Israelis as "apolitical"? This is a story that happens to take place in Israel; it could take place anywhere (near a body of water). It's a universal story, and I have no idea why you expect such a movie to be political. Why is the apolitical nature of the film so incomprehensible to you? There are universal stories in this country, just as there are such stories everywhere. Perhaps you should visit and see that the people are not one-dimensional embodiments of their "ongoing trouble."