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August 20, 2015 11:19 am

Norway Film Festival Rejects Israeli Filmmaker, Cites BDS as Only Reason

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A new Israeli project seeks to provide Israeli diplomats with solid public diplomacy messages to counter the BDS movement. Photo: Mohamed Ouda via Wikimedia Commons.

BDS protesters. Photo: Mohamed Ouda via Wikimedia Commons.

New York Times – Israeli-Norwegian relations have hardly been a flash point in the troubled history of the Middle East. But a programming decision last week by a film festival in Oslo to reject a film simply for its Israeli-ness may have opened a new chapter in the boycott movement against Israel.

In an apologetic email received on Aug. 10, a filmmaker in Tel Aviv, Roy Zafrani, learned that his short documentary, “The Other Dreamers,” had been rejected by the Human Rights Human Wrongs festival, which focuses on political documentaries.

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  • dante

    norway is run by the true descendants of quisling. it is a center of fanatical, vicious Jew-hatred. the vacant-hearted, sick-in-the-soul norwegians, in hog heaven because of oil revenue, think that they are virtuous and noble and decent and courageous.

    the norwegian media are filled with hysterical attacks on Israel; there is no paranoid delusion that is too outlandish for an eager and serious presentation in the media.

    and, the govt of norway funds the most retrograde, vicious and hateful jihadist groups. generally, only 2 things are required:
    1. the targets have to be Jews.
    2. the attackers (ngos & others) have to use high-sounding names.

    • Maurizio Lombardi

      Norway is run by the true descendants of quisling is a dumb statement!