Aug 9, 2010

Meg Ryan snubs J'lem Festival after ‘Mavi Marmara.’

Hollywood actors such as Meg Ryan backed out of attending this year’s annualJerusalem Film Festival, which is set to kick off this coming Thursday, following the international outcry over Israel’s attack on a Turkish-led flotilla that attempted to break the Gaza blockade on May 31, The Jerusalem Post learned Monday.

According to Cinematheque associate director Yigal Molad Hayo, while neither gave the political climate as a direct reason for canceling their participation in the festival, “it became quite clear that this was the reason,” he said.

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