Israeli film banned in Egyptian Festival

Apparently showing it in our Festival will be considered Normalization. 

 The organizers of the Cairo International
Film Festival that is scheduled to take place next February have banned
the Israeli film "The Band's Visit" from the event, Yedioth Ahronoth
reported Sunday.

A copy of the film, which tells the story of
an Egyptian band's visit to Israel, was recently sent to the organizers
of the film festival. "If we were to show this film, it would be
considered normalization (of relations with Israel)," organizers of the
Egyptian film festival said in a statement after viewing the movie.

According to them, the scene that
features the protagonist, Ronit Elkabetz, engaging in boisterous sexual
relations with one of the Egyptian band's members who is played by
Saleh Bakri is "shocking and will not be well-received" even though—it
is important to note—the racy scene is merely insinuated.

Oh, so it has a sex scene between an egyptian guy with a hot israeli jewish chick. Yeah, could see why that would be problematic. You see, that's how the Jooz want to sucker us into normalization: By showing us how hot their chicks are and how we can have sex with them. But thankfully, our  Actor's syndicate are on to the jooozzz, and are even protecting our gullible brothers in Dubai from the wiles of hot sexy israeli chicks.

In addition, following strong pressure
applied by the Egyptian Actors' Association on the administration of
the film festival in Abu Dhabi, "The Band's Visit," which was scheduled
to be screened at the festival, will not be shown at the event in
October.

Over the past weekend, the Egyptian Actor's Association sent a
strong warning to the organizers of the film festival in the emirate
saying that, if the Israeli film were to be shown during the festival,
the Egyptians would boycott the event.

Yeah. That's telling them! Natalie Portman, You are next!

0 comment on Israeli film banned in Egyptian Festival

  1. Roman Kalik
    October 2, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    …the movie is arguably one of the best movies to come out of Israel in over 30 years, and it’s banned in Egypt because it shows Israelis as human beings, just like Egyptians?

    Aaaargh, I give up. And it’s Israelis that hate Arabs, right? Right?

    Reply
  2. EgyPeter
    October 2, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Stupid Egypt!!

    God forbid we ever have a “normal” relationship with Israel.

    Sooo stupid!

    Reply
  3. nominally challenged
    October 2, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    What a shame. It’s an excellent and thought-provoking movie.

    Oh well.

    By the way, they’re really scraping at the bottom of the barrel if they call that a sex scene.

    Reply
  4. Salaam
    October 2, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Film is “banned in Egypt because it shows Israelis as human beings, just like Egyptians?”

    Hmmmm. last time I checked, Egyptians were not shooting at civilians, taking MPs hostages, destroying homes, razing olive trees.

    Last time I checked, I found out that all Israelis are IDF killers, except those who commit their live to studying jewish extremism, so they can justify the killings and land looting.

    Would Israeli film festivals who films about the human side of the Nazi soldiers? I am sure those guys liked to dance too.

    How come it’s always the Arabs who are suppose to subject themselves to inferior standards of human rights and dignity?

    Reply
  5. Roman Kalik
    October 2, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Salaam, do you do just blind hatred and propaganda, or are there other tricks that you do? Ones with a suicide belt, maybe? You sound the type.

    Reply
  6. Fady
    October 2, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    [b]Would Israeli film festivals who films about the human side of the Nazi soldiers? I am sure those guys liked to dance too.[/b]
    Interesting question. I hope you’re not called Nazi for that.

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  7. anna
    October 2, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    salam,
    “last time I checked, Egyptians were not shooting at civilians”

    no we don’t shoot civilians salam, we go a step further and kill impoverished, helpless sudanese refugees who have just fled war…surely you don’t have selective memory.

    “How come it’s always the Arabs who are suppose to subject themselves to inferior standards of human rights and dignity?”

    um take it you don’t watch the news, don’t know the case about emad in the police station. perhaps youshould go read wael abbas’s blog about the crap that happens in our country. Blind defence of wrong is never patriotic, it’s just the opposite. Until we admit we have a problem, we will never deal with it.

    Reply
  8. Adam B.
    October 3, 2007 at 8:21 am

    It’s worrying that normalization between your countries is considered bad…!

    One can argue that both sides have done things they shouldn’t have done, some worse than others depending on your point of view, but to consider ‘normalization of your countries relationship’ to be undesireable is seriously screwed up!

    Reply
  9. Suzanne
    October 3, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Only nazis prohibited sex with Jews

    or………

    am I mistaken here?

    Reply
  10. Valerie
    October 3, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    It just seems to me that if those Muslim guys really believed they had something better to offer those hot Israeli chicks, they’d confidently seduce the ladies, marry them, and convert them. Then there wouldn’t be any need for censorship to hide the Israelis.

    Reply
  11. John Cunningham
    October 3, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Egypt, for your age you’re being silly.

    Reply
  12. teeyazkoms kolokoms hamra
    October 3, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Salaam, Good point about the Nazi’s, the Jewish EGYPEYER who aint even Egyptian or the pedophile Kalik along with Anna who cant say shit. Most of all the sandmonkey who has his wounds licked by Jews (hence his demeanor)Israeli’s are way worse than Nazi and we all know it.

    NEWS FLASH, There is NO ISRAEL,, it is an occupation (RETREAT) entity for the 200,000 Jews that were killed in the Holocaust. And YEA what about the 200,000 that were killled in Darfur, you dont see them going ape shit on the rebels and turning into Israelis’ or Nazi’s do we?

    So Case Closed.

    Reply
    • Howard
      December 31, 2011 at 9:21 am

      Interesting how you incorporate both the propaganda of the Nazis and the Zionists in your world view.

      The Nazis murdered 13million people in the Holocaust they carried out of which
      approx 6 million were Jews. Only a denier or ignoramus would claim 200,000.

      Contrary to Zionist propaganda the Shoah is NOT the worst Holocaust in history.
      The Americas Holocaust cost the lives of 90million peoples of the Americas. READ David Stannard’s AMERICAN HOLOCAUST.

      Reply
  13. Amused
    October 3, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    I saw the film, didn’t like it that much (to admit the truth, it was a bit tedius). Funny, I thought Israel haters would absoulty love the film as it shows the desperate face of low class, poor and very non-utopic Israel.

    Anyway, the sex scene is 5 seconds long, you den’t get to see squat and we have seen Ronit (the actress in question) in much more steamy scense such as in ‘Late wedding’.

    Oh and to all the (angry?) commenters, quite a few films were shown in Israel displaying the human side of Nazis as well as Suicide bombers, etc’. People can of course choose wether they wish to see them or not but nobody suggests banning them.

    Sticking your head in the sand doesnt make films (or anything else) go away, it just makes you powerless to confront them. I Realizing this would not make the Arab position weaker – just the opposit.

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  14. EgyPeter
    October 3, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    For the dipshit at #12:

    I’ve got more “EGYPTIAN” in my left big toe than you do in your entire body!!!

    LOL. Oh and by the way, I am no more Jewish than I am Arab…. :) As, a matter of fact, I’d rather be Jewish than Arab ANY DAY.

    Reply
  15. Toady
    October 3, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Salaam;

    Have you taken a look at what the Gazans are doing to each other lately?

    Reply
  16. leo
    October 3, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I am not making suggestion, just wondering.

    Should replies like # 12 even be noticed?

    This is one of very rare cases when ignorance would probably be the best weapon.

    Reply
  17. leo
    October 3, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Toady @ 15

    What?

    Reply
  18. Adam B.
    October 3, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    16. Leo: It’s called a troll, and general consensus is that it is best left unfed – that way it will die and shrivel away all by itself… :oD

    Reply
  19. leo
    October 3, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Adam B @ 18,

    Yes, my point exactly.

    Thank you

    Reply
  20. alurdoni
    October 4, 2007 at 6:05 am

    Israel should be boycotted period.

    Reply
  21. Egyptian in Germany
    October 4, 2007 at 11:56 am

    Hi SM,

    I am for the screening of the film. I think it is stupid to censor any film or idea. There should be room for critical discussion but banning because of a scene or because of nationality is a bunch of cr..
    Egyptian in Germany

    Reply
  22. hamra bardo
    October 4, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    @ Amused. you can sure say that again. Israel is full of low class folk without hope. What example could they have from the wealthier Gay, Drinking, Fornicating, murdering Jews? None. Thats right.

    As opposed to Islam where there is by faaaaar, waaaaay less of this disease of the heart claiming that they worship and venerate the omnipotent one whilst going against exactly what he prescribed to these people. The only thing the majority of Jews are doing according to the book – is losing their way as entailed in the Glorious Quran. Mind you there will be a few good Jews who will sit side by side in Heaven with Christians & Muslims. Actions speak louder than words. (VENERATION HERE – Not – Democracy etc. & suicide bombings aside ofcourse.

    @ the haters and menaces like Egypeter ,Kalik (the Blind) etc. No Comment.

    Reply
  23. Xylo
    October 4, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Mind you there will be a few good Jews who will sit side by side in Heaven with Christians & Muslims

    And all who are not Jews, Christians, or Muslims are going to hell, right?

    Reply
  24. Paul Champagne
    October 4, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Yes, Egyptian men must be protected from “hot Israeli chicks”!
    My solution … Send all those girls to me here in Texas.
    Problem Solved … Of course now there is a new problem with my wife.

    Reply
  25. hamra bardos
    October 4, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    EGYPETER YOU FAKE. I will prove to you & everybody that you are a mislead Jew and not an Egyptian nor an Arab. If you are then understand this yabn el sharmouta ya metnak, dehna han tala mayteen ahl omak yabn el ahba if you try and pull this shit here like you do on facebook mr. AJAY mitnak Peter.

    Case closed

    Reply
  26. BrooklynJon
    October 4, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Wow. A whole lot of hate here.

    Reply
  27. EgyPeter
    October 4, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    Hamra, you ignorant fuck, curses and threats will get you nowhere. Are you too stupid to realize that you are revealing your true ugly face??

    But you are right, I’m neither a Jew nor an Arab…I’m simply an enlightened Egyptian who pities and loathes ignorant, fanatical, assholes like yourself.

    Save yourself the embarrassment and don’t bother responding to me. And get over the whole Facebook thing you little baby, wtf is wrong with you?!

    Reply
  28. Adam B.
    October 4, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    22. hamra bardo:

    “As opposed to Islam where there is by faaaaar, waaaaay less of this disease of the heart claiming that they worship and venerate the omnipotent one whilst going against exactly what he prescribed to these people.”

    Oh, so it’s according to your religion to blow up yourselves and others? I’m glad you are here to tell us these things, lest we think that those so inclined are just isolated nutcases…

    “@ the haters and menaces like Egypeter ,Kalik (the Blind) etc. No Comment.”

    Take this quote and compare to this other quote earlier in the post…

    “the wealthier Gay, Drinking, Fornicating, murdering Jews?”

    Man, you must be from some other planet, maybe even some other dimension…!

    Reply
  29. Roman Kalik
    October 4, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    No point, Adam, man, no point in trying to talk with this guy…

    Reply
  30. EgyPeter
    October 4, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    @ Roman kalik and Adam, I am well ahead of this guy and I dont need either of you to put a cherry on top of what I said to him. I’ll admit that I spread a lot of hate on facebook but I have since retracted what Isaid on there. So you guys piling om him after I clearly told him off is only feeding the troll, so go blow yourselves and let me fight my own battles here you fucking Geeks.

    Reply
  31. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 12:41 am

    #30 is an impostor.

    The real “EgyPeter” (me) didn’t write the above post.

    I’m pretty sure it’s the Fundamentalist “hamra bardo” that is behind that post…and you’re still on the ‘Facebook thing,’ huh? Why don’t you message me and reveal yourself you fucking coward??

    *so readers beware*

    Reply
  32. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 1:13 am

    By the way, I am not Egyptian either and i run away from a good fight all the time and have no address for anyone to message me in the first place or at least if I did I would be man enough to post it here. Thats why it was so easy for this guy to impersonate me here cuz my name isnt linked to my blog account, oh wait I don’t have a blog account, I am a TROLL that just trolls the internet and leaves obscene pseudo-intellectual comments on threads cuz my mummy and daddy left me with a muslim pedopfile as a kid so I am a little mentally you know-fucked in the ass. Plus I claim to be Jordainian on Jordanian blogs and lebanese on Lebanese blogs and even iranian on Iranian blogs.

    WAAAAIIIIT, I am not taking my medication wooooopsss, SM please delete all these comments, I look like a fool. I hope I didnt do the same thing on face book. Nahhhh

    There I am pretty witty and use big weird words like aD HOMINEM AND stuff and I lick ass, ooops I mean kick ass. I’m really special and I’m really cool.

    *readers beware I am serious*

    Reply
  33. BrooklynJon
    October 5, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Well, I guess I learned a bit about differing viewpoints. Somewhere amid these personal attacks, insults, curses, and sweeping generalizations, I suppose there is a convincing argument, no?

    P.S. I don’t think I have ever “fornicated”, but I’m sure that if I have, I haven’t enjoyed it.

    Reply
  34. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 1:43 am

    You PSYCHOTIC fuck! This blog and Big Pharaoh are the only blogs I comment on!

    Talk about mistaken fuckin’ identity!!!! You obviously have no idea who I am LOL LOL. And to prove my point, why don’t you message the person on Facebook that you think I am?? You obviously have a Facebook account so hit the “message” button and send me a comment you loony freak!!

    “koo-koo koo-koo” as I twirl my index finger around my temple.

    Reply
  35. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 2:18 am

    umm let me see you ass fuck, the reason i [ajay-peter] dont message the real ajaypeter is cuz on facebook he is in hiding and doesnt receice messages facefuck. You are an ad hominem argumentive heathen. A farce, a dastardly impersonator. Okay if you are really egyptian then tell me why you are ibn Moumis or betetnak ya3ni huh. There you go, an honest and simple question in Arabic transliteration. You are a troll and you know it, what are the odds that 2 people [now 3] have the same witless name and are full of bumble-bee-pee?

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  36. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 2:37 am

    @ Amused. you can sure say that again. Israel is full of low class folk without hope. What example could they have from the wealthier Gay, Drinking, Fornicating, murdering Jews? None. Thats right.

    As opposed to Islam where there is by faaaaar, waaaaay less of this disease of the heart claiming that they worship and venerate the omnipotent one whilst going against exactly what he prescribed to these people. The only thing the majority of Jews are doing according to the book – is losing their way as entailed in the Glorious Quran. Mind you there will be a few good Jews who will sit side by side in Heaven with Christians & Muslims. Actions speak louder than words. (VENERATION HERE – Not – Democracy etc. & suicide bombings aside ofcourse.

    @ the haters and menaces like Egypeter ,Kalik (the Blind) etc. No Comment.

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  37. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 2:43 am

    What part of “You have the wrong ‘EgyPeter’ don’t you understand you total imbecile??!!

    This is the original ‘EgyPeter’ that has been posting on this blog for years. SM knows who I am, you obviously don’t you retard!

    But, that’s a wrap, I’m done talking to you….I gotta get back to the Cubs game.

    Good luck loser, you need it.

    Reply
  38. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 2:43 am

    Again that is an awsome point that has been made about how israel really isnt a homeland but a temporary empire that will be the reason behind Armegdedon, but Jews just cant seem to stop getting slaughtered right so give them a break. It must be something that they do but not so much as only the majority does and yet the entire race ends up on an extermination list. for fucks sake if they wanted all of America they will probably get it with that Trump card of how they have been slaughtered for some clandestine reason.

    Very true that Israel is full of low class folk without hope. What example could they have from the wealthier Gay, Drinking, Fornicating, murdering Jews? None. Thats right.

    As opposed to Islam & christianity and Buddah, Sikh, Hinduism & bahaism where there is by faaaaar, waaaaay less of this disease of the heart claiming to worship and venerate the omnipotent one whilst going against exactly what he prescribed to these people. The only thing the majority of Jews are doing according to the book – is losing their way as entailed in the Glorious Quran. Mind you there will be a few good Jews who will sit side by side in Heaven with Christians & Muslims. Actions speak louder than words. (VENERATION HERE – Not – Democracy etc. & suicide bombings aside ofcourse.)

    @ the haters and menaces like Egypeter ,Kalik (the Blind) etc. No Comment. I have said enough.

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  39. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 2:47 am

    answer comment 35 and quit avoiding the question or rather proving us right and still having the audacity to show up hear. by the way the Cubs lose pretty badly duh. Welcome to Jewish Black magic son. i learned it from….qc

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  40. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 2:48 am

    CHICKEN, answer comment 35 and quit avoiding the question or rather proving us right and still having the audacity to show up hear. by the way the Cubs lose pretty badly duh. Welcome to Jewish Black magic son. i learned it from….qc

    later gater

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  41. EgyPeterpantiless
    October 5, 2007 at 2:50 am

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    HICKEN, answer comment 35 and quit avoiding the question or rather proving us right and still having the audacity to show up hear. by the way the Cubs lose pretty badly duh. Welcome to Jewish Black magic son. i learned it from….qc

    later gater

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  42. EgyPeter
    October 5, 2007 at 3:25 am

    answer 32 or dont show your face here again coz you cant even understand Arabic so how in the hell could you be Egyptian you fake

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  43. Chip
    October 5, 2007 at 4:00 am

    You see, that’s how the Jooz want to sucker us into normalization: By showing us how hot their chicks are and how we can have sex with them.

    LOL

    And now you know the terrible truth of the Zionist Lobby!

    Reply
  44. leo
    October 5, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Thread is dead, SM. Thread is dead.

    Reply
  45. ziolinist
    October 6, 2007 at 12:49 am

    Yea dead after a revelation and typical self declared victory by the land theives. In other words they got a reall good as whooopin. Bitch couldnt even answer comment 32 which was deleted after the assmonkey stepped in and deleted my bro’s comment. puuuuuuuke.

    Reply
  46. EgyPeter
    October 6, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    hamra bardo you are certifiably CRAZY!!!

    Reply
  47. EgyPattar
    October 7, 2007 at 12:19 am

    @ Egypeter, you proved that you are not egyptian you freak wanna be – you Zionist Fuck. You just insulted yourself by saying the name hamra bardo cuz you don’t ven know what it means at all. You are just a churping cricket in the sess pool of innundated sewage in the field of Ad Hominem Phobia Mwahajahahah. This site is so fun and rocks.

    Reply
  48. Twosret
    October 8, 2007 at 4:13 am

    Same shit but different day. Good to see you BJ :)

    Reply
  49. BrooklynJon
    October 9, 2007 at 5:33 am

    Twosret,

    Likewise, of course.

    I don’t think I’m old enough to be reading some of these posts.

    bj

    Reply
  50. Twosret
    October 10, 2007 at 4:34 am

    bj

    I think the good drugs you inject have helped me control my temper permenantly :) next time I will get an epidural I will be stoned for the rest of my life.

    cheers

    Reply

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