UN: Palestinian film to be screened despite Israeli protest

March 15, 2011 01:23


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The UN General Assembly president on Monday refused to cancel a screening of the movie "Miral" about a Palestinian teenager growing up in east Jerusalem, despite protests from Israel and Jewish organizations, reported AP.

President Joseph Deiss decided to allow Monday night's screening in the UNGA chamber and said he hopes the movie will "contribute to a peaceful and lasting solution that satisfies all parties," according to AP.

Israeli deputy UN ambassador Haim Waxman requested that Deiss reconsider his decision, stating that the screening was "an inappropriate use" of the General Assembly which already focuses "excessively and obsessively" on the conflict.

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