Sunday, October 12, 2014

France: Shouts and stink bombs at Israeli film festival

‘Dancing in Jaffa’ director Hilla Medalia [photo] says she feared for her safety amid anti-Israel protest, police told her they couldn’t do anything

Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Hilla Medalia is used to her films provoking heated discussion and debate, but she had never before experienced what happened at a screening of her film “Dancing in Jaffa,” at an Israeli film festival in Carpentras, France on October 6. Just as Medalia and Israeli Consul General in Marseille Barnea Hassid finished making introductory remarks, some twenty audience members stood up and began shouting anti-Israel slogans. Then they threw stink bombs.

More:  Times of Israel

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