Tel Aviv mayor dismisses Toronto Film Festival protest
'Tel Aviv is a symbol of democracy, tolerance and openness,' Ron Huldai tells Canadian Jewish News.
TORONTO - The three-term mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, chuckled as he dismissed a recent open letter that accused the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) of being "complicit in the Israeli propaganda machine."
"Tel Aviv is a symbol of democracy, tolerance and openness, a city of arts and culture," Huldai said in an interview with the Canadian Jewish News last week. "If this is propaganda, I'll take the blame."