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Ken Loach and Mike Leigh will now direct in Israel?

November 24, 2016 22:57

Some people from The BDS movement said it would never happen. But according to "Movie Premiere", Loach and Leigh have now decided to undermine the Zionist entity from within.

Leigh, always reluctant to reveal his precise script even to his actors, has pledged to shoot the film in Hebrew. Rumour has it, that the action will take place in a Yeshiva and will focus on a dispute about who actually wrote the Torah. The film entitled "Lies and Lies", will start production in 2011, although Leigh was unavailable for comment.

Loach meanwhile, is to adapt an Amoz Oz novel entitled " I love Ahava"; it is set on an extreme left-wing kibbutz. He promises to show explicit sex scenes between an older Israeli woman wearing a face mask (Vanessa Redgrave) and an exploited Palestinian Dead Sea mud worker .

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/40532/hague-sign-israel-britain-film-d...

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Anshell Pfeffer writes: It is hard to recall a time in which Britain was so inconsequential to the Middle East. Few Israeli diplomats are even aware he is coming and even fewer care.
Tony Blair was a diplomatic star as the closest world leader to the American president. But since Barack Obama's election, British foreign policy lost its greatest asset, its image as the closest US ally. Gordon Brown at least had some international stature, David Cameron lacks even that.
Cameron's Britain is not even viewed as an important member of the EU. Israel is more interested in relations with Germany, which is building two submarines for its navy, and serves as the main negotiator for a possible prisoner swap for Gilad Shalit. It also invests in ties with France, with its influence in Lebanon.
Britain has no tangible assets in the region. Hague needs this visit to show that he is an international player. But for Israel, he is just another visiting foreign minister who wants to make a big show of getting involved.

November 24, 2016 22:57

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