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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Arab League banned Steven Spielberg

A cable from the US Embassy in Damascus that was exposed by Wikileaks reveals that Steven Spielberg's movies were banned by the Arab League after he donated $1,000,000 to Israel during the 2006 Second Lebanon War.
The cable reportedly detailed a confidential briefing the U.S. received from Muhammad al-Ajami, the head of Syria's regional office for the boycott of Israel, in which the U.S. was informed of a meeting of the Arab League's Central Boycott Office during which officials from 14 Arab states, as well as Iran, Malaysia and Pakistan, voted to ban all films and other products related to Spielberg or his Righteous Persons Foundation.

According to the cable, cosmetics magnate Estée Lauder was also added to the blacklist while financial services company Merrill Lynch was put on a "watchlist."

The Guardian report said that the only Arab countries that did not attend the meeting were Egypt, Mauritania and Jordan. Also reportedly not present at the meeting were Djibouti and Somalia.
Given that many of Spielberg's movies are rated "G," I'd bet that put a real dent in the movie market in a lot of Arab countries.

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6 Comments:

At 2:18 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

When it comes to the Jews, hatred is bigger than money in the Arab World.

Stephen Spielberg should feel flattered. The Arabs' bigotry is a badge of honor. Its not exactly a loss if they can't stand his movies.

Heh

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Rated "G" for "Goat" movies are easily found in the Arab Middle East.

 
At 2:51 AM, Blogger CourtyC said...

I am doing a story depts in the CIA,,posibbily with Julia Roberts depts dpets in the Government with the F.B.I. and the CIA I mean what tehse Guys are in I MEAN THEY CAN NOT GET OUT WITH THERE BADGES ALSO VERY VERY DEEP.JULIA ROBERTS TAKE OVER DIDIDIDIDI.

 
At 2:52 AM, Blogger CourtyC said...

hello

 
At 5:36 AM, Blogger CourtyC said...

uhm the Lachapelle writings a few "hey : Kelly Tilghman hey : hey : MY TURN!!" anyways I have to reffer to some old story notes of mine and my Folks here,ohh man that serial killer the Native Guy Beautifull story notes "worth millions whatever thats about"

***what a Lucky man he WAS***

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger CourtyC said...

Lachepelle lol,uhm I went over some older story notes the Native Character very very sick and overwehlming character yes a serial killer,,ohh what luck man he WAS.

 

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