By Marcus Dysch, May 27, 2009
The Israeli film director at the centre of an argument over film festival funding has hit back at anti-Israel campaigners.
Tali Shalom Ezer said she was “outraged” at comments made by controversial director Ken Loach, in which he claimed Israel had conducted “massacres and state terrorism in Gaza”.
Following Mr Loach’s remarks, organisers of the Edinburgh International Film Festival rejected a £300 donation from the Israeli Embassy.
The money was to be used to fly Ms Shalom Ezer to Scotland for the screening of her debut film, Surrogate.