Yom Kippur soldiers petition High Court to stop film's screening

October 12, 2007 01:49


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the High Court of Justice to prevent Channel One from broadcasting a documentary film on battles faced by the IDF's 14th Tank Division in Sinai during the Yom Kippur War, Israel Radio reported on Thursday night. According to the group, in 2005 the division's commanders had requested that the Israel Broadcasting Authority prepare a film that would tell the story of the division's bravery during the war. The group claimed that the documentary, due to be aired Saturday, presents factual errors. Further, it says that the account of the battle is lost among attempts to integrate artistic functions and political, as well as social messages into the film. The film's title, "the Division which Laid on the Fence," represents a defeatist approach which focuses on loss and fails to emphasize the "battle's valor and division's achievements," said the group. The broadcasting authority was expected to submit a reaction to the High Court on Friday, said the report.

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