The Israeli Embassy refused to support the Festival of Israeli cinema in Paris, which will be held next month. Irritation of Jerusalem was the fact that the organizers of the show chose the film «Foxtrot».
«The Embassy of Israel in France with great joy and pride kept the Festival of Israeli cinema in Paris from the first day of its existence. In December 2017, the Embassy encouraged the organizers to opt for a film that would not cause controversy. However, the organizers, for reasons of his own, did not heed these recommendations. For this reason, the Ministry of foreign Affairs ordered the Ambassador not to participate in the official opening ceremony», — stated in the message of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Israel.
Earlier, the Minister of culture Miri Regev said that Israel will never support the festival, which presents a film denigrating the IDF soldiers and citizens of the country.
The festival of Israeli cinema in Paris will open March 13. It will show the film directed by Shmuel Masa «Foxtrot».
In the film «Foxtrot» tells about the fate of the family, whose son serves in the IDF and within the service involved in an armed clash at a checkpoint, which resulted in the killing of four Palestinian Arabs.