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Australian Sunday Morning Herald about Keret and $9.99

Sep. 15th, 2009 | 10:22 am

Australian Sunday Morning Herald: Writer plots pathways into puzzle of Israeli life
When Keret presented Jellyfish at Yale University, six Jews in the audience walked out halfway through the screening, screaming that he was an anti-Zionist, self-hating Israeli. Their gripe was a scene in the film that showed a couple that kept having to change from one sleazy Tel Aviv hotel to another. "They thought I was presenting Israel as a shitty country with shitty hotels so no tourists would come here and yelled out that it was no wonder I got French financing for the film because the French hate Jews."

The reverse was true in Italy, where the film was strongly criticised for being anti-Palestinian because it portrayed a Palestinian director who did a bad job of directing a Shakespeare play.
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