Israelis Want 'Paradise Now' Dropped From Oscar Nominations
Yossi Zur, whose teenage son Asaf was killed in a bus bombing, says, "What they call 'Paradise Now' we call 'Hell Now', each and every day. It is a mission of the free world not to give such movies a prize."
The controversial film, which won a Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Language Film in January, explores the perspectives of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, and whether their frustration justifies resorting to violence.
Steven Spielberg's multi Oscar-nominated movie Munich, about 11 Israeli athletes massacred at the 1972 Olympic Games, has also met with controversy.
Film industry experts claim an Oscar nomination has never been withdrawn since the awards began in 1928.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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