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Tel Aviv Urged to Cancel Nakba Film Festival

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Email a copy of "Tel Aviv Urged to Cancel Nakba Film Festival" to a friend Habayit Hayehudi faction chairwoman Member of Knesset Ayelet Shaked implored Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai on Thursday to cancel a film festival focusing on the Nakba, the Arabic term meaning “catastrophe” that Palestinians and Israeli Arabs use to describe the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem during Israel’s War of Independence.

“I was shocked to discover that Tel Aviv Municipality was helping produce an anti-Zionist film festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. A review of the event’s line-up clearly shows that the films represented at the festival are of an anti-Zionist nature,” said Shaked, Israel Hayom reported.

The festival, titled “48 mm—International Film Festival on Nakba and Return,” began on Thursday and runs through Saturday. Its stated purpose is to “show films dealing with the Palestinian Nakba and the return of refugees.”

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