Some 120 bereaved Israeli families sent a letter demanding that HBO clarify that Palestinian terrorism is much more prevalent than Jewish acts of terror.
By World Israel News Staff and AP
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for a boycott of an Israeli TV channel for producing the new HBO docudrama “Our Boys,” which he condemned as anti-Semitic.
Netanyahu says the series slanders Israel internationally. The show, co-created by Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers, presents a dramatized rendition of the chaotic events of June 2014 following the abduction of three Israeli teens in the Gush Etzion area of Judea. It set off a cascade of events leading to that summer’s Gaza war.
Netanyahu has previously accused the Keshet network of “committing a terror attack against democracy.” The station aired leaked reports of a police investigation into corruption charges against him.
Netanyahu says Keshet executives tarnish him “on a daily basis.”
However, the prime minister is not alone in criticizing the HBO series. Some 120 bereaved Israeli families sent a letter to the American entertainment company, demanding that HBO clarify that Palestinian terrorism is much more prevalent than Jewish acts of terror.
The series focuses on the three Jewish teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists, and the murder of a Palestinian teenager by Jewish extremists.
The letter was organized by the Choosing Life Forum.
“The kidnapping and murder of the Jewish teenagers was only one of a series of similar events. The Palestinian murderers receive support from the public and are hailed as heroes. Conversely, the murder of the Palestinian teenager was met with shock, and was condemned by Israeli society,” the families wrote in the letter they sent to HBO.
“Every year, dozens of Jews are murdered due to the ongoing incitement of the PA. The Arab ‘street’ doesn’t condemn the murder of Jews; it supports and reinforces it,” they added.