Gary Sinyor on Ken Loach

Ken Loach, who employs both a modern form of theological antisemitism and calls for a boycott of Israel, has recently courted controversy for trying to make audiences boycott an Israeli film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

In the Independent today, Gary Sinyor writes:

It’s a shame that Ken feels particularly strongly about not having anything to do with Israel or Israeli money.

It’s shame because clearly Israelis obviously like Ken. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (dir Ken Loach) was distributed in Israel in 2006. Ae Fond Kiss (dir Ken Loach) in 2004. Perhaps he insists his films only get shown in Gaza. Even then, though, he is supporting the Israeli economy and, therefore, the government. Is he happy to take the money or does the thought that it may have paid for a tank, or a bullet, keep him awake? When a two-state solution comes, will Ken rejoice, or will he stamp his feet in frustration along with the President of Iran, because Israel is allowed to exist?

Read the whole piece here.

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