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March 08, 2011

"Jenin, Jenin" Filmmaker, Soldiers Battle in High Court

Mohammed Bakri, the filmmaker of "Jenin, Jenin," the controversial film which falsely accused Israeli soldiers of genocide and war crimes, faced off yesterday at Israel's High Court against soldiers who fought in 2002 in Jenin. Ha'aretz reports today:

The five IDF reservists suing Mohammed Bakri for his negative depiction of Israeli soldiers in the film "Jenin, Jenin," yesterday refused a compromise proposed by the Supreme Court. The justices hearing the case suggested that Bakri apologize to the plaintiffs and specify that the film is not a documentary.

Bakri himself also rejected the offer, saying yesterday, "I'll never apologize, no one has a monopoly on the truth, not even the Supreme Court." . . .

Yesterday's court session was marked by violent verbal exchanges that at one point nearly degenerated into a fistfight. At the start of the session, one of the plaintiffs, Yisrael Caspi, accused Bakri of collaborating with Israel's enemies. Bakri, who was accompanied by dozens of supporters, retorted, "Go away, you're a dog, you're all unleashed dogs."

Only the intervention of court security guards prevented a physical confrontation.

Posted by TS at March 8, 2011 07:45 AM


I continue to be amazed at the vicious attitude of Jew-haters: "No one has a monopoly on the truth". Because, of course, the truth changes according to what certain people ant it to be - get it? No wonder he thinks he can get away with lying - he thinks of Jews as "dogs" - the worst insult they have.

Posted by: Susan at March 9, 2011 12:25 AM

I hope the soldiers bankrupt this lying anti-Semite.

Posted by: brynababy at March 11, 2011 03:24 PM

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