Friday, May 22, 2009

No More Jewish Directors!

Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated an article from Politically Incorrect about an Israeli director who was barred from the premiere of her movie at an Edinburgh film festival:

Edinburgh: Israeli filmmaker unwelcome

The young Israeli movie director Tali Shalom Ezer does not get to travel to the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland, even though the Israeli embassy would have covered all her expenses and the film has nothing to do with politics. After “pro-Palestinian activists”, most notably director Ken Loach, felt intimidated by the possible presence of an Israeli woman, the festival leadership cancelled the participation of Tali Shalom Ezer.

Update: The festival director meanwhile has allegedly pledged her participation (because of the stir caused with the media).

“Letters from Rungholt” comments aptly:
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“When the director Ken Loach heard that at the festival he had to share the same air that a young Israeli is breathing, he boiled over and called festival-goers to a boycott. Where you can watch Israeli movies and welcomes Israeli directors, you also might finally discover that Israelis are completely normal people, with dreams, wishes and feelings, and even very creative! But no no, that would undo the struggle of the Palestinian people. Did I fabricate this? Not in the least.”

The 57-minute film “Surrogate” is a love story and would have celebrated its premiere in Edinburgh, but Tali Shalom Ezer will not be there.

Update: Apparently, the film festival got cold feet because of the media attention and will now allow the director to come over. The film will be shown as planned, according to an official statement. To anyone prefers to grill the Palestinian-loving Edinburghers themselves, you can e-mail to the following address:


Czechmade said...

It is confirmed on German radio - Ohnesorg was shot dead by a stasi-"mitarbeiter" Kurras. The guy did not lose his communist SED membership (kept secret) after his Aurorian muslim style execution of a young guy who went to attend his first demonstration in his life - against Shah. What an irony. (Helping indirectly islamos to kill other leftists in Iran).

Let us suspect loudly all elderly leftists and ecologists in the West of receiving funds from the half forgotten "Soviet block".

Evil has to be artificial. From various laboratories.

Henrik R Clausen said...

The Kurras story deserves at least one post in itself. This event was key to the emergence of the radical left in Germany, and much other evil.

BTW, I had the pleasure of seeing the Shah twice as a kid. It was a surprisingly joyful experience.

Czechmade said...

In this case it is not "discrimination", probably some "noble cause" or what?

Should the film-maker use some arab sounding name? Or to have some ideological disclaimer?

Zenster said...

After “pro-Palestinian activists”, most notably director Ken Loach, felt intimidated by the possible presence of an Israeli woman, the festival leadership cancelled the participation of Tali Shalom Ezer. [emphasis added]

What is it with these prinking little nancy-boys? Do they go into anaphylactic shock at the least whiff of Hebrew estrogen? Is their manhood so microscopic that even a Jewish woman's genitalia shamefully outsizes them? Are their own beliefs so brittle and unsubstantial that just the mere presence of a dissenting opinion threatens to shatter the very foundations of their moral code?

Who are these swivel-eyed loons and why does anybody take such shrill and fragile microencephalitic bigots seriously?

cand.jur. said...

Not for purposes of revenge, but in the interest of historical accuracy, the truth should come out, and the names of those western europeans acting as the paid agents of the Soviet Union and its subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe should be named. I suspect that many of them currently live very comfortable lives as members the European cultural and political nomenklatura. Their peace should be disturbed. Is any historical research being done to out these tools of the previous attack on our freedoms?