Thursday, January 7, 2016

Germany: Renowned German-Jewish filmmaker says media deserves ‘serious criticism’ for Israel coverage

The Algemeiner reports:
The German press should be called to task for its bad coverage of Israel, prolific Jewish film producer Artur Brauner [portrayed] said on Sunday in an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

“German media reporting on Israel must be criticized, sometimes seriously criticized — with the exception of some reputable, pro-Israel newspapers,” the Germany-based movie-maker and entrepreneur explained. “Negative reports contain some discontent that has built up with regard to the success of the Israeli state.”

Brauner, 97, was born in Lodz, Poland. He said the defining moment of what would become his career in the film industry occurred during World War II, when he saw a Jewish boy killed by SS officers.

“At that time, I decided to make my childhood dreams come true,” he told Deutsche Welle. “My intention was to produce a film about the innocent victims, about the extermination of an entire people.”
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