Friday, 18 May 2012

Cannes film festival: hatred Israel meets with applause by journalists

(ANSAmed) - CANNES, MAY 17 - "I do not want my film in Israel at least until the Israelis treat the Palestinians in occupied territories better," the Egyptian director, Yousry Nasrallah, has said of his film "After the Battle", which is competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The comments, which are sure to spark controversy, came as the director answered a question from an Israeli journalist, who had inquired as to whether the film would be released in Israel. Nasrallah's firm response was greeted by applause from some in the press room. "Why are you applauding?" asked Nasrallah. "I don't have anything against Israel, I have Israeli friends like Gitai, but while my people have tried to review some of their positions, the same does not seem to apply to Israel".

The French media are absolutely delighted at Nasrallah's double-standards.  When European journalists applauded  him, he pretended to be surprised and criticised them...  Nasrallah also said that Israel is not a ally of the Egyptian revolution... or Arab Spring if you prefer.

And last year at Cannes: Top antisemitic slur film director Lars von Triers wins best movie at European film awards

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