Attorney General Condemns Nixing Film Screening on Lawyer Defending Palestinians

The attorney general said Friday that a northern Israeli city's cancellation of a documentary about a lawyer who defends Palestinians accused of terrorism has no legal basis and violates freedom of expression.

Ma'alot-Tarshiha canceled the screening, slated for Saturday as part of a documentary film festival, following pressure exerted by Culture Minister Miri Regev.

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The Association for Civil Rights in Israel has asked the deputy attorney general to instruct Regev that she acted illegally "and misled the mayor into believing that he is authorized to attack freedom of expression."