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Bennett Cuts Funding For Terror-Glorifying Play
Arutz Sheva ^

Posted on 06/09/2015 3:04:32 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Tuesday that he has decided to cut state funding for a play by an Arab theater about a terrorist who murdered an IDF soldier.

"I've ordered the relevant people in the education ministry to immediately remove the play from the culture basket," he said of the state-funded selection of cultural events intended for youths.

Bennett was referring to the play "The Parallel Time" by Almidan, an Arab theater in Haifa.

The play tells the story of Walid Daka, an Arab-Israeli imprisoned for abducting and murdering Israeli soldier Moshe Tamam in 1984.

"Israeli citizens won't fund plays tolerant of the murder of soldiers," he said.

Bennett was making good on a threat he leveled last week, after the Theater Repertoire Committee dragged its feet on scrapping the play. Bennett had also noted "the ongoing protest of the bereaved family" against the play.

Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party who was appointed education minister last month, added that the morality of the committee that approved the play "needed to be examined," after it found "nothing offensive" about the play.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bennett; education; funding; israel; moshetamam; naftalibennett; paralleltime; waliddaka; waronterror
Meretz slams both decisions.
1 posted on 06/09/2015 3:04:32 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Why would Israeli’s have to fund anything like that? ridiculous.

2 posted on 06/09/2015 3:24:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Why fund theater and art altogether? Public servants aren’t Medici patrons. But especially something like Parallel Time should not be funded.

3 posted on 06/09/2015 3:40:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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