Tel Aviv criticized for hosting Nakba film festival

A poster for  “48 mm—International Film Festival on Nakba and Return” in Tel Aviv. Credit: Zochrot.

( Member of Knesset Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) criticized the city of Tel Aviv for hosting a film festival focusing on the Nakba, the Arabic term meaning “catastrophe” that Palestinians use to describe Israel’s victory in the 1948 War of Independence.

“I was shocked to discover that Tel Aviv Municipality was helping produce an anti-Zionist film festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. A review of the event’s line-up clearly shows that the films represented at the festival are of an anti-Zionist nature,” said Shaked, Israel Hayom reported.

The festival, titled “48 mm—International Film Festival on Nakba and Return,” ran from Thursday to Saturday.

Posted on November 29, 2013 .