Israel's envoy to Serbia: Israeli filmmakers only use Palestinian issue to win prizes abroad
When Israeli ambassador Yossi Levy took to the stage, before an audience of 3,500, he praised the fact that Israeli cinema 'is doing splendidly at international festivals'. But after the cinema, behind closed doors, the ambassador was singing a different tune.
The recent Academy Award nominations for the films “The Gatekeepers” and “5 Broken Cameras” managed to anger not only Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat but also Israel’s Ambassador to Serbia Yossi Levy. After the minister called upon filmmakers and directors to exercise “self-censorship,” the ambassador, speaking to a film festival jury in Serbia, said that...
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