Dec 15, 2010

#BDS: Arab actor: Boycott Israeli cinema

Director of 'Jenin, Jenin' Mohammad Bakri tells Turkish daily he's being persecuted in Israel over his political opinions; says Ankara's response to deadly flotilla raid was not harsh enough

"Israeli films and film producers should be boycotted and not invited to international festivals," Israeli Arab actor and director Mohammad Bakri told Turkish newspaper Star recently.

In the interview, Bakri said he was being economically and politically persecuted in Israel due to his political opinions and his controversial documentary "Jenin, Jenin", adding that he was being portrayed as a traitor.

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