Israeli Film Fund Closes Palestinian Loophole: Creators Must Pledge to Be 'Israeli'

After local Arab filmmaker accepted large grant, then registered movie as ‘Palestinian’ at Venice Film Festival, country’s two big film foundations close loophole.

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It all began following the controversy last summer over the decision by Israeli Arab director Suha Arraf to list her film “Villa Touma” at the Venice Film Festival as a Palestinian film. Arraf sees herself as...