June 16, 2017 | The Jerusalem Post

Israel Calls on Franco-German Outlet to Show ‘Censored’ Antisemitism Film

Emmanuel Nahson, the spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs, on Thursday urged the French-German culture program ARTE to show a widely acclaimed documentary on contemporary antisemitism in Europe and in the Middle East.

“Israel believes the film should be shown and we find the decision not to show it very disturbing. “Bild is to be congratulated for its initiative. The European public opinion should know the truth,” Nahshon told The Jerusalem Post by email.

Historians and journalists with an expertise in contemporary antisemitism lauded Chosen and Excluded as a masterpiece for its expose on lethal antisemitism, European NGOs that finance hatred of Israel, and the growth of the BDS movement.

ARTE and WDR spokespeople claim the film was supposed to cover only European antisemitism. The filmmaker Joachim Schroeder flatly denied the ARTE and WDR assertion. ARTE and WDR did not immediately respond to Post queries.