Jerusalem cinema comes under fire for displaying 'caveman Amir Peretz lookalike'

“The decision to remove this shameful [figure] is correct, but does not remove the stain on those who placed him there," Livni says.

By
January 12, 2015 17:44
Caveman 'Peretz figure' at Jerusalem cinema

Caveman 'Peretz figure' at Jerusalem cinema. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A recently removed life-sized caveman figure at Jerusalem's Cinema City baring a striking resemblance to former environmental protection minister Amir Peretz (Hatnua), has one of the nation’s leading politicians incensed amid accusations of impropriety.

In a statement released Monday by Hatnua head Tzipi Livni, the MK condemned the offending figurine as a “disgrace, intolerable and ugly.”

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Noting Peretz is a public figure deserving respect for his many contributions to Israeli society, Livni said that any attempt to besmirch him should be rejected with “disgust” by the public.

Although Livni commended Cinema City’s management for removing the caveman, she said that its damage remains indelible.

“The decision to remove this shameful [figure] is correct, but does not remove the stain on those who placed him there in the first place,” she said, adding that Peretz is owed an apology. It remains unclear if the figure was indeed meant to mock the politician.

Related Content

Jerusalem Post News
July 19, 2018
This week in 60 seconds: Knesset passes controversial Jewish nation-state bill

By JPOST.COM STAFF