In dispute over funding of controversial play, Bennett tells artists: You simply do not get it

August 19, 2015 12:38


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Following a disagreement over the play A Parallel Time and its place in the culture basket, Education Minister Naftali Bennett reaffirmed on Tuesday evening that he was not extending the contract for Dr. Bilha Blum, head of the Education Ministry's Repertoire Committee.

After the decision was made public last week, Bennett received a letter, signed by various members of the performing arts in Israel. The letter, which was made public in Haaretz, accused Bennett of making the decision based on "foreign considerations" and further accused him of involving "political considerations" in his decision to override the committee's decision regarding the play A Parallel Time.

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