U.K. Jewish Film Festival Relocates After Rejected by Theater Over Gaza Conflict

Tricycle Theater had demanded that organizers give up funding from Israeli embassy.

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Poster for last year's UK Jewish Film Festival.
Poster for last year's UK Jewish Film Festival.Credit: ukjewishfilm.org

A Jewish film festival that was rejected by a U.K. theater because of Israel's conflict in Gaza has been relocated, a media report says.

In August, the Tricycle Theater declined to host the U.K. Jewish Film Festival unless the organizers gave up funding provided by the Israeli embassy, the website Ham & High reported. The festival's organizers declined the demand.

The Tricycle reversed its decision after protests, but the films now have been set for screening across 19 venues in London and elsewhere in the U.K., Ham & High reported.

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