Filmmakers must ‘sign pledge not to insult Israel’ for funds

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Filmmakers in Israel should sign a pledge promising not to insult Israel or the army in state-funded productions, the country’s culture minister has said. Culture and Sports Minister Miki Zohar said the Israel Film Council should require applicants for funding to pledge that their films will not contain “anti-Israeli” messages. “[They should] sign a document that they undertake not to produce content that harms the State of Israel and the soldiers of the IDF. This is the condition for funding,” he said in an interview with Ynet, using the official acronym for Israel’s military. “In the end, th…

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