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Godard To Skip Honorary Oscar Ceremony

Did a Forward story influence Jean-Luc Godard’s decision to cancel a trip to accept an honorary Oscar?

After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it would bestow a lifetime achievement award on the idiosyncratic French-born, Swiss-based filmmaker, the Forward’s Benjamin Ivry laid out Godard’s history of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements in “Are They Giving an Oscar to an AntiSemite?” published October 8. Most famously, Ivry noted, Godard has called Israel “a cancer on the map of the Middle East” and compared Palestinian suicide bombers to Jews in the Holocaust who sacrificed “themselves to bring into existence the State of Israel.”

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