Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Accused of Promoting Israeli Propaganda

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A protest over a Toronto International Film Festival spotlight on Tel Aviv cinema has galvanized the globe’s creative community. From Cairo to Calgary, artists can often be divided on their Middle East views but most agree on the need to draw the line between cultural expression and political advocacy. As a glamorous parade of celebrities walk the red carpet here, increasing numbers of Hollywood stars are speaking out for or against the festival’s critics, who say the Tel Aviv program boosts Israel’s tarnished image eight months after its devastating bombing raids in the Gaza Strip…

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