Israel decided not to rebroadcast a documentary on the Six-Day War that was misinterpreted as describing the killing of Egyptian captives. The Israel Broadcasting Authority’s board of directors this week ruled that “Spirit of Shaked” would not be aired again, as is customary for most original programming on state-run Channel One television. After the documentary was aired last month, Egyptian media reported, incorrectly, that it contained admissions by Israeli war veterans that they had killed 250 Egyptian prisoners of war. That caused major diplomatic tensions between Cairo and Jerusalem, despite the denials of top Israeli officials. Some Israeli journalists protested the decision to shelve “Spirit of Shaked,” alleging censorship.
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