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March 28, 2013 11:05 am
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Report: Israeli Filmmaker Yariv Horowitz Beaten by Arabs While in France Attending Film Festival

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Yariv Horowitz in 2012. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli media is reporting that Israeli filmmaker Yariv Horowitz was attacked and assaulted in France by a group of Arabs. Horowitz was in the country attending the Aubagne Film Festival, where his film “Rock Ba-Casbah” won an award. According to Israel’s Channel 2, Horowitz was jumped by the assailants in a racially motivated attack shortly after the screening of his film. He lost consciousness but after being treated on the spot was able to return to the festival.

The Algemeiner was unable to reach festival organizers for comment.

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  • phil

    ubagne, 30 March 2013. Gaëlle Rodeville, general manager of the Aubagne International Film Festival, wishes to provide a clarification in the face of the massive disinformation regarding an attack on the Israeli director Yariv Horowitz, who was present at the festival competition with his film Rock the Casbah.

    “We were present when the attack on the director Yariv Horowitz took place on Thursday, 21 March at 10:30 pm. We are not in a position to judge who was at fault and no aggression is excusable. But it is important to establish certain truths:

    It was not men who carried out the aggression but a young minor who was with others of his own age.

    As far as we are concerned, he was not Arab.

    The events that led up to a punch (a single punch) had nothing to do with a racist attack nor a lynching.

    After being aided by the festival organizers, Yariv Horowitz was seen by the emergency services who found only a minor injury. They offered to take him to see the police. The director refused. His injury being minimal, he did not wish to go to the hospital either.

    Far from being lynched, Yariv Horowitz rejoined the festival the following morning and took part in different events until the end of the festival.

    He went on stage with a big smile the evening of 23 March during the award ceremony to receive his prize: special jury mention for the quality of his direction (see attached photo with him holding the microphone).

    Our statements are supported by witnesses and videos. We ask the director Yariv Horowitz to retract the statements he made in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and to exercise restraint in making allegations whose only effect is to reinforce communalism.

    We call for reason and ask those who propagate information to do their work according to journalistic professionalism and not to feed hatred with partial and unverified information.”

  • It shows that no matter where jews will be they will never be safe.

  • Nina

    Of course, nobody arrested. That’s the way things go in France ! Tanks to our press…

  • larry m ramirez

    Those who attack Mr Horowits are idiot and uneducated person THEY are arabs a very stupid person in the world

  • Luigi Rosolin

    Is a clear indication of the Islamic Arab hates for Jews and Christians, France need to keep clean h=the place from such visitor or citizen.

  • It it mandatory that when these solrts of incidents happen in whatever city of this planet, people should make it their business to protest with an avalange of mail to the people in charge, bury them in letters, not for one day, but for weeks, until something is done.
    Until we sit behind our computers complaining between us, nothing will change.
    thank you

  • Phil N

    More arab goodwill. Only fools think the arabs and Jews can ever reach a peaceful accord. The arabs are in a fight to the death. The quicker the Jews realize that the better off they will be.

  • michele

    That just showes you how savages will always stay savages and France slowly is becoming another arab occupied country and you don’t see thw world condeming it as usual. Simply put all of Europe are cowards.

  • richard sherman

    Was he attacked in France or Vichy? Is there a difference?

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