On April 27, two months before The Attack's June 21 release, Doueiri announced that the film was banned by the Cairo-based Arab League. "The ban is bullshit because nobody gives a shit about the Arab League," says Doueiri, "a bogus, insignificant organization that never did anything and can never get their shit together or stand in unison. The Syrian government is doing a lot more atrocities than Israel did in 50 years, and is anybody complaining or boycotting Syrian film? Of course not. Israel remains the big taboo, the big evil in the Middle East, which is ridiculous."
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