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Israeli Producer Decides Against Presenting His Film in Berlin

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Menahem Golan, the Israeli film producer, disclosed here today he had decided not to present his film, “The Girl of the Dead Sea” for the Film Festival in Berlin because of the problems of German-Israeli relations.

He said he made his decision after a campaign in parts of the Israeli press opposing the development of cultural relations between Israel and West Germany. He said he had notified the Israel Government that, to avoid offense to Israelis opposed to such relations, he had decided not to go to Berlin. A committee had chosen the film to represent Israel at the Berline Festival scheduled for the end of June.

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