Spielberg's film follows an Israeli hit squad's hunt for Palestinian terrorists who held Jewish athletes hostage. Eleven of the athletes were killed when a German rescue attempt went wrong.
Although unreleased, the movie has attracted criticism and been accused of historical inaccuracy.
So Spielberg hopes EYAL ARAD - who helped plan the recent Israeli withdrawal from Gaza - will help soften its release in Israel.
Arad, who has arranged a screening in Tel Aviv for widows of the murdered Israeli athletes, "We are talking about a film that has generated a lot of interest.
"Naturally that sort of interest can entail some negative reactions as well as positive reactions."