(Tsarfati Live Wire) — After Netflix announced the opening of the “Palestinian Stories” category, it didn’t take long for information to come out exposing the streaming company’s new films as “anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda.”
In my research, I found that 25 out of 28 films distributed in the ‘Palestinian Stories’ category were directed by BDS supporters (89 percent) and 16 out of 19 creators are supporters of BDS who have signed petitions calling for a boycott of the State of Israel.
Matan Peleg, chairman of the “If You Will” movement, commented on the filmmakers ‘exposure of BDS’ support:
“Netflix has acted with blatant irresponsibility bordering on malicious,” Peleg urged. “In one fell swoop, Netflix has become the world’s leading arm for anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda. It is difficult to understand how such harsh films against Israel were approved. The context or description of their horrific deeds. In addition, it is important to emphasize that there is no other country in the world that Netflix has raised such a long battery of propaganda films and harsh criticism against, as in the case of Hanel against Israel. Jews all over the world. Anyone who sees these films will fully understand what he has to do or who he has to support. Freedom of expression is not a one-way incitement on international broadcast platforms, but reciprocity and balance.”
Since last May, 12 of the filmmakers have signed a petition called “Against Apartheid,” which reads, in part:
“Last May, the Israeli government carried out another massacre in Gaza by bombing Palestinians indiscriminately and incessantly … Defining it as a war between two equal sides is a false and misleading presentation. This is not a conflict, this is apartheid. We call for an immediate halt to Israeli violence against Palestinians, we call for a halt to the assistance of the global forces provided to Israel and the military, especially US military aid. We call on governments that allow these crimes against humanity to impose sanctions and cut off all commercial, cultural and cultural ties with Israel.”
The Social Media accounts of the filmmakers and a description of the films contents further show the extreme nature of the views they hold.
For example, the creator of the “Capture Ghosts” film, Rad Andoni, stated on his Facebook account on May 17:
“Homemade missiles in Gaza do not express an act of terrorism, but a legitimate response of people under siege.”
The film itself, deals with liberated Palestinian terrorists, who recreate the course of investigations in the Russian compound. The film does not deal at all with the official reason why these men were in jail.
One of the films is “Omar” by the creator Hani Abu Assad. Already at the beginning of the film, Palestinian boys can be seen training for the murder of soldiers.
Another film is “Ibrahim,” about a terrorist from Abu Nidal’s organization. The description of the film reads:
“Ibrahim al-‘Abd was a secret agent of the Abu Nidal group, a militant Palestinian faction that opposed the PLO’s attempts to seek peaceful solutions to the conflict with Israel. The Abu Nidal group became famous mainly due to unbelievable operations it carried out around the world.”
Abu Nidal was a terrorist responsible for the assassination attempt on Shlomo Argov, Israel’s ambassador to Britain, the murder of six people at the Goldenberg restaurant in Paris in 1982, shootings at the El Al knockouts in Vienna and Burma in 1985, a shooting attack at the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul in 1986 and more.
Another film is “World Not Ours” by Mehdi Playpal and ‘nakba filmworks’. This is how the events that preceded the establishment of the state are described in the film:
”1948 Palestine ceases to exist that the State of Israel was established. More than half a million were expelled from their homes to make way for Jewish immigrants. For the Palestinians it is called the Nakba.”
Many of the films are screened at BDS events around the world.
“If Netflix wants to tell the Palestinian story – start by addressing thousands of bereaved families who have been harmed as a result of the murderous Palestinian terrorism,” Matan Peleg further stated. “Netflix is following in the footsteps of Ben & Jerrys in a shabby, superficial attempt to brainwash hundreds of millions.”