Film festival advises Israeli to stay away

By Jonathan Saul JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli director Yoav Shamir said on Thursday he had been advised by organisers of the Edinburgh film festival not to attend the screening of his new work due to Israel's offensive in Lebanon. Shamir's previous films include the critically acclaimed documentary "Checkpoint", which showed the daily travails facing Palestinians at crossings in occupied territory interspersed with interviews with Israeli military personnel. .... read more

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