Lebanon maintains boycott of Israel, and blacklisted Spielberg after he donated $1 mn to Israel during its 2006 war 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO: THE VERGE Lebanese authorities have banned Steven Spielberg’s latest film, political thriller The Post, and Australian drama Jungle to comply with a boycott of Israel, an official told AFP Monday. “Screening of the film The Post has been banned,” said the official from Lebanon’s General Security authority, speaking on condition of anonymity. Spielberg “is blacklisted by the Arab League’s boycott office, which Lebanon complies with”, the official explained. The pan-Arab body maintains a regional boycott of Israel, and blacklisted Spielberg after he donated $1 million to Israel during its 2006 war with Lebanon. The two countries are still technically in a state of war. While Lebanon is generally considered the most liberal of Arab countries, it occasionally bans content considered immoral, inciteful, or supportive of Israel. US film director Steven Spielberg (L), US actors Meryl Streep (C) and Tom Hanks pose on arrival for the European premiere of “The Post” in London on January 10, 2018 General Security – in addition to controlling Lebanon’s borders – is responsible for censoring films, plays, and books. The Post was slated for… Read full this story
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