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Israeli governmentt to cut funding to Jaffa theater planning to screen anti-Israel film

The Jordanian film, titled “Farha,” was picked to represent Jordan at the Oscars, and portrays Israeli soldiers as murderers.

Israeli Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman arrives at the President's Residence in Jerusalem for a group photo of the newly sworn-in Israeli government, June 14, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Israeli Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman arrives at the President's Residence in Jerusalem for a group photo of the newly sworn-in Israeli government, June 14, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman instructed the treasury on Wednesday to cut funding to the Al Saraya Theater in Jaffa over its planned screening of a Jordanian movie that portrays IDF soldiers as murderers.

Separately, Otzma Yehudit Party head MK Itamar Ben-Gvir, blasted Netflix’s decision to air the film.

“The Jordanian incitement film that will be broadcast on Netflix proves how much hypocrisy there is in the world towards Israel, which was attacked with murderous terrorism even before its establishment,” said Ben-Gvir, reported Arutz 7.

“The Foreign Ministry should deal with this brainwashing with determination, by informing and presenting the real picture of who the actual bloodthirsty murderers are. We cannot be silent in the face of this blood libel that would reverberate around the world,” he said.

The Jordanian film, titled “Farha,” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, received critical acclaim and was even picked to represent Jordan in the Best Foreign Film category of the upcoming Oscars.

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