Israel Pulls Funding From Jewish-Arab Festival in Haifa a Day Before It Opens

An Israeli government ministry claims that the Haifa Story Festival was not aimed at people from marginalized communities in Israel, and therefore doesn't merit funding allocated to events that cater to disadvantaged groups

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A day before the opening of a Jewish-Arab cultural festival that opened Thursday in Haifa, a government ministry informed the municipality that it was withdrawing state funding for the event.