It is sad that Mr. Copti chose to wait until the night of the Oscars to make such a political statement. He has the right to feel what he wants and personally I don't care if he feels Palestinian and not Israeli. However he and his co-director applied and accepted money from government sources and as such the film represents Israel. The Oscars are non-political and his comments are disrespectful to his own people many of whom won't agree with them. Does he actually believe that Christian Arabs live better in Moslem countries?
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from the article: Ajami co-director ahead of the Oscars: I don't represent Israel