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  8/17/2014, Av 21, 5774

London Theater Withdraws 'Anti-Semitic' Jewish Festival Boycott


A London theater at the center of a row over anti-Semitism row has backtracked on its decision to boycott the UK Jewish Film Festival due to it accepting funding from the Israeli embassy.

After eight years of hosting the UKJFF, The Tricyle Theater had said it would condition hosting this year's festival on it rejecting funding from Israel's London embassy, which donated a relatively small sum towards the event. Organizers rejected the condition, and leading British Jewish figures angrily condemned the move as anti-Semitic, noting that no other country had ever been similarly targeted and that forcing Jews to sever ties with their homeland was unacceptable.