IDF soldiers are portrayed as murderous murderers in an Arab film that will make its world premiere on Netflix’s awakened streaming service this week.
The Jordanian movie “Farha,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, has been selected to represent Jordan in the upcoming Oscars’ “Best Foreign Film” category.
The film’s acceptance by the industry was criticized by ultra-right leader Itamar Ben-Gvir, who said: “The Jordanian incitement film that will be broadcast on Netflix proves how much hypocrisy there is in the world towards Israel, which was attacked with murderous terrorism even before its establishment.”
The Foreign Ministry should aggressively combat this brainwashing by educating the public and outlining the identities of actual ruthless murderers. We cannot remain mute in the face of such a blood libel, which would have a global impact.
A disturbing 15-minute-long clip from the movie depicts Israeli soldiers killing a family of Palestinian refugees, including a 1-year-old child.
The movie debuted on Netflix on Thursday and promised to show the Palestinian Arab perspective of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, also known as the “Nakba.”
The 1948 Israeli bombing is followed in “Farha” by the story of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl whose father hides in the family’s basement.
She observes Israeli forces razing her hamlet from there through a bit of breach in the wall.
Even people who often embrace the anti-Israeli narrative have criticized the film.