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Israeli ambassador to India criticizes the assessment of the jury head of 53rd International Film Festival

Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon commented on the present situation, saying Lapid should exercise his right to freedom of speech to criticize Israel but not to express his "frustration on other countries."

Israeli ambassador to India criticizes the assessment of the jury head of 53rd International Film Festival (Twitter)

Naor Gilon, the Israeli ambassador to India, wrote an open letter to Nadav Lapid, the chairman of the jury for the 53rd International Film Festival (IFFI), saying it is disrespectful and arrogant to comment on historical events one is unfamiliar with, particularly those that "are an open wound in India."

Gilon said, “I’m no film critic but I do know that it’s insensitive and presumptuous to speak about historic events before deeply studying them and which are an open wound in India because many of the involved are still around and  paying a heavy price.”

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