Pro-Israel Films

Pro-Israel Films

Regarding Gary Rosenblatt’s Jan. 23 column, “Can Pro-Israel Films Reach A Wide Audience?”: The director of the JCC in Manhattan’s Israel Film Center, Isaac Zaplocki, has always found excuses to reject films that portray Israel in a positive light, such as “Above and Beyond,” which shows the heroism of American Jewish pilots in Israel’s war of independence. However, he has no difficulty promoting Arab propaganda films that the JCC presents in its annual “Other Film Festival.”

Unfortunately, he is one of the reasons that “Israel is a hard sell these days,” as Rosenblatt writes in the column.

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