Jul 14, 2011

#BDS: Boycott bodies urge Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi to skip Israel festival

"BEIRUT: The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and Artists Against Apartheid, International Alliance, have issued a joint statement calling on Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi to withdraw his film from the Jerusalem Film Festival, which closes Saturday.

“As you have pledged support for the Cultural Boycott of Israel, we were surprised to learn of the inclusion of your film ‘Man Without a Cell Phone’ in the Jerusalem Film Festival of 2011,” said the statement released late Tuesday."

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