Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ryan and Hoffman Will Not Appear at Jerusalem Film Festival, Organizers Say // Israeli Flotilla Raid Plays Role?

Full article here // Excerpt below

By Dave Itzkoff

Organizers of the Jerusalem Film Festival said Meg Ryan had canceled a scheduled appearance at the event and Dustin Hoffman had withdrawn from discussions to participate in it, joining a growing number of artists and performers who have dropped their trips to Israel in recent weeks.

[...] Mr. Molad Hayo said he believed the recent raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound flotilla played a role in the decision.

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