Israeli-backed films will be banned in the United States from December 4, the day after President Donald Trump will officially take office.
Israeli-backed movies in the US are expected to include the Oscar-winning films of Israeli filmmaker Amira Hass, which are expected in theatres, including theaters in California, Florida and New York.
The American Cinematheque in Los Angeles is also set to screen the Israeli-made film The Hateful Eight, which is based on the 2007 film The Big Lebowski, starring Johnny Depp.
The Israeli-produced film The Mummy will be released in the U.S. on December 5, and the US version of The Bigleucid, which won an Oscar in 2017, will be screened on December 4.
The movie about a teenage girl who falls in love with a boy in a cursed Egyptian tomb will also be shown in the States.
The New York Times says that the ban on films that depict Israel and its policies is a response to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and will not affect the films that were shown at the Tribeca Film Festival last week.
The boycott movement, which has been at the forefront of the US boycott campaign against Israeli goods, has become a rallying cry for many people in Israel and the United State.
The boycott movement has been targeted by Trump’s administration in recent months.
Trump’s announcement on December 3 that the United Nations would recognize Jerusalem was widely seen as a blow to the BDS movement, and to efforts by international organisations to pressure Israel to abandon the plan.