None are strangers to political controversy!
Jane Fonda, Eve Ensler and Danny Glover will boycott the Toronto International Film Festival due to a program honoring Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary, called City to City.
The program aims to spotlight 10 Israeli films, yet activists have signed their name to a letter aimed at festival officials claiming that Tel Aviv was built on violence, ignoring the "suffering of thousands of former residents and descendants" as countless Palestinian villages were sacrificed.
But, not everyone agrees with this stance!
Oscar-winning documentarian, Rabbi Marvin Hier believes this act is "an attack on the heart and soul of Israel."
"People who support letters like this are people who do not support a two-state solution. By calling into question the legitimacy of Tel Aviv, they are supporting a one-state solution, which means the destruction of the State of Israel. I applaud the organizers of the festival for celebrating on the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv. If every city in the Middle East would be as culturally diverse, as open to freedom of expression as Tel Aviv is, then peace would long have come to the Middle East."
We smell backlash!
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