Israel defines itself as a Jewish state, thereby excluding 25% of those Israelis who are non-Jews. Which explains why people like Scandar Copti don't want to represent a state that does not represent them. It does not matter, whether part of the financing of the film came from Israeli state institutions. I am sure that it did not come on condition that the film would be represented as a national production. There isn't even an Israeli nationality. It is interesting that the Supreme Court is due to rule on an appeal by 21 Israelis, Jews and non-Jews, who are demanding that the Interior Ministry register all of them as belonging to the Israeli nation. So far on previous occasions the Supreme Court refused to acknowledge the existence of an Israeli nation. As long as Israel does not become the state of all its citizens Scandar Copti is right to point out that he cannot represent a state that does not represent him.
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from the article: Ajami co-director ahead of the Oscars: I don't represent Israel
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