Regev in eye of storm over Ophir Awards walkout

On a night when the Israeli film industry gathered to celebrate the year’s best films, the biggest drama was on the stage.

Speaking at a press conference Friday, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev defended her decision to walk out of Thursday’s Ophir Awards ceremony in Ashdod because of a performance by Tamer Nafar at the ceremony. The Palestinian rapper and actor included an excerpt of a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish in a presentation.


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