Jane Fonda apologizes

Star regrets signing petition against TIFF's showcase of Israeli films

Fonda apologized for signing a letter decrying the Toronto International Film Festival’s showcase of movies from Tel Aviv in an article written for the Huffington Post blog. She said she signed the letter, which has been openly criticized by Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Portman and Sacha Baron Cohen, out of anger toward the Israeli foreign ministry’s supposed attempt to use TIFF to re-brand Israel’s image. Fonda said she was sorry for signing “without reading it carefully enough, without asking myself if some of the wording wouldn’t exacerbate the situation rather than bring about constructive dialogue.”

The Guardian

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