1. “Israeli filmmakers call for ceasefire.” A group of Israeli film-makers took a stand against the current political conflict today at an emotional press conference at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
“We, the undersigned, Israeli directors whose films participate in the Jerusalem Film Festival, believe that in these violent days, it is impossible to talk only about cinema while ignoring the killing and horrifying events around us. We are scared too. Some of us are parents. Our children are terrified of the code red sirens and of the thundering sounds of warfare. We do not seek revenge and do not believe in a military solution; this has proven futile in the past. Children in Gaza do not enjoy the protection of the Iron Dome systems. They have no residential secured spaces, and no sirens. hildren living in Gaza today are our partners in peace tomorrow. The killing and horror we inflict only push any diplomatic solution further away.”