The Network of Arab Alternative Screens stands by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel on a call for Tribeca Enterprises to exclude the Jerusalem Film Festival from the “We are One” film festival.
"We, the undersigned Palestinian rights organizations, filmmakers, other artists and cultural organizations call on Tribeca Enterprises to exclude the Jerusalem Film Festival (JFF) from the We Are One film festival, and we urge conscientious filmmakers to withdraw if it does not, due to the JFF's blatant complicity in lsrael’s human rights violations and its role in artwashing those violations. The Jerusalem Film Festival is sponsored by the extremist Israeli government, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and the Israeli Antiquities Authority, as well as by the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Jerusalem Foundation, among others. These entities all perpetrate war crimes and other serious violations of international law against Palestinians or are implicated in justifying and covering up those violations."
Read the full statement in English here.