Israeli-Arab MKs and artists protest Almidan theater fund cut

Israeli-Arab artists and MKs from the Joint List took part in a protest at the Haifa-based Almidan Theater on Saturday over the state’s decision to block funding because of a show based on the story of a terrorist.

Israel froze state funding last week for the Arab theater, fueling accusations that the government aims to suppress productions it deems pro-Palestinian.

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, who has threatened to divert money from institutions seeking to “hurt the state,” said irregularities discovered in Almidan Theater’s finances led to her decision to withhold government money.


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