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Egypt bans Jewish movie from movie theaters

By Mason White 5:41 PM March 13, 2013
Jews of Egypt 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A Jewish movie that was supposed to start screening in Egyptian movie theaters was banned by Egyptian officials, according to press reports in the United Kingdom.

Egyptian security officials have banned the screening of a documentary on Jewish life in Egyptian cinemas.
The ban was imposed one day before the “Jews of Egypt” documentary was to be shown in three national cinemas. Officials gave no reason for the ban.

According to a report, the documentary looked at the lives of the Jews of Egypt from 1900 to 1950.
On the official facebook page of the documentary, movie producer Haytham el-Khamissy, said: “There is no excuse for this except delay and obstruction.

I sadly announce the delay in screening ‘Jews of Egypt’ until we find a solution to this baffling problem, inherited from long years of an Egyptian regime whose purpose was to terrorize and suppress creative thinking.”

It is believed that more than 65,000 Jews fled Egypt in 1948, when the state of Israel was created. The few remaining Jews are elderly and synagogues are heavily guarded and preserved as a tourist attraction.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view