Yigal Amir film will not play at Jerusalem Film Festival

Following an emergency meeting at the Culture and Sport Ministry with organizers, the Jerusalem International Film Festival has agreed not to screen the film Beyond the Fear, a documentary about Yigal Amir, who assassinated prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev gave the festival organizers an ultimatum on Tuesday, telling them to remove the film from the screening roster or have their funding revoked by the ministry.

Regev explained that the movie had caused deep shock among the citizens of Israel across the political spectrum and that the ministry had received thousands of requests to remove it from the festival.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Yigal-Amir-film-will-not-play-at-Jerusalem-Film-Festival-406221

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