The fuss is not about Tel Aviv, no question a Jewish-built city but about Palestinian towns like Jaffa that were annexed by it and had vestiges of their Palestinian past along with their names erased. As such, you can say that TA was built on the ruins of SOME Palestinian villages and this takes away from TA's nice image you are projecting. Klein and the others are not boycotting the festival because they are against TA or Israel but against what Israel is doing. Fonda was one of the biggest supporters of Israel until she realized what was happening; I was happy to learn that my daughter had refused free tickets to the festival in support of the boycott. You erroneously think this is an anti-TA boycott; it's against the Israeli occupation. The wrong title of this article is throwing everybody off and like the others, you were tripped by it.
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