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Political: February 14, 2012

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MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) put forward a bill according to which an Israeli film would receive support from the State of Israel only if its creators and actors sign a declaration of loyalty to the State of Israel, its symbols and its Jewish and Democratic values.

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February 14th, 2012 at 12:19 am

Closed Society: January 30, 2012

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Following a complaint by the “Im Tirzu” association, Minister of Culture and Sport, Limor Livnat (Likud), voiced support for keeping director and actor Mohammed Bakri off the stage in an upcoming production at the Tzavta Theater in Tel-Aviv.

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January 30th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Political: 28 August 2010

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Limor Livnat, Minister of Culture and Sport, responded to the declaration by 36 theater professionals that they would boycott the Ariel Cultural Hall, that “theater CEOs must immediately rise to the occasion and handle the crisis that has occurred once actors and creative artists have decided to divide society in Israel.” She said that “culture is a social bridge and political argumentation should be left outside the life of culture and art.”

Members of Knesset Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) and Yariv Levine (Likud) have proposed a law that would deny funding to theaters which would employ artists who call for boycotting plays being held in a particular location due to political reasons.

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August 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm