Filmmaker from Israeli Occupation receives death threats after criticizing apartheid

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Published: 2024-02-28 17:02

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 20:08


Filmmaker from Israeli Occupation receives death threats after criticizing apartheid
Filmmaker from Israeli Occupation receives death threats after criticizing apartheid

Israeli Occupation journalist and filmmaker Yuval Abraham has faced death threats and has altered his travel plans following his acceptance speech at the Berlin International Film Festival.

During the ceremony, where he and his Palestinian co-director Basel Adra received the Best Documentary award for their film "No Other Land," Abraham denounced the "situation of apartheid" and called for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Their remarks were met with accusations of antisemitism by German and Israeli Occupation officials.

"A right-wing Israeli mob came to my family’s home yesterday to search for me, threatening close family members who fled to another town in the middle of the night," Abraham wrote in a post on Twitter.

"I am still getting death threats and had to cancel my flight home. This happened after Israeli media and German politicians absurdly labeled my Berlinale award speech - where I called for equality between Israelis and Palestinians, a ceasefire and an end to apartheid - as ‘antisemitic’."

Berlin's mayor condemned the speech as unacceptable, while Israeli Occupation's ambassador to Germany labeled it as antisemitic. Abraham criticized the misuse of the term antisemitism to stifle criticism of Israeli Occupation and silence calls for peace.