Though "Wonder Woman" passed the country's normal screening procedures, the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon put pressure on the government to block the film, describing it as "the Israeli Soldier film".
Lebanon technically is officially at war with Israel and bans Israeli products.
An unidentified official from General Security told Lebanese daily Annahar that the ban against the film was not negotiable because Spielberg is on the Arab boycott list, which Lebanon legally abides by. The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and focusing on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, was scheduled to premiere in Beirut on January 18. Jungle isn't an Israeli movie, but it does star Daniel Radcliffe portraying the real-life story of Yossi Ghinsberg, an Israeli tourist who was lost in the Amazon jungle for several weeks in 1981 and survived despite overwhelming odds. "We think that notwithstanding the fame and the importance of Steven Spielberg, for the sake of our martyrs and for the sake of Lebanon, our national dignity is more important than any creative elements connected to this film". In these cases, Spielberg's credit as the director has been censored on promotional posters. Director Ziad Doueiri, who is in the running for an Oscar for his latest film, The Insult, was detained on a recent trip back to his homeland because sections of his 2012 film The Attack had been filmed in Israel, in contravention of Lebanon's strict laws regarding their neighbours.
The action movie "Wonder Woman" was refused permission to be shown a year ago because the lead actress, Gal Gadot, is an Israeli citizen who had served in the Israeli military. Lebanon banned the film upon its release in 1993.
Set in the early 1970s, The Post centers on the journalists of the Washington Post and the New York Times who uncovered the Pentagon Papers, secret documents that revealed information about the US government's involvement in the Vietnam War.
Free speech advocates in Lebanon noted the irony of banning a movie whose plot promotes press freedoms.
Trying to get as much as possible from the process by using all political and legal means available is simply part of the process. Chapter 19 allows the parties to bypass the national judicial system to challenge countervailing and anti-dumping duties.
Two Special Investigation Teams (SIT) as well as four more squads have been constituted under a DSP for the probe. He said it was apparent that the girl had struggled to escape but was gagged, and someone sat on her chest.
The news comes just a week after GasBuddy's annual report found that 2018 gas prices could be the highest in four years. Nationwide, the average price of gas is expected to reach or exceed $2.70 a gallon in April and May, GasBuddy reported.
Just looking at the image gallery below, you will be impressed with the simple yet stylish design of the new Acer Chromebook 11 . HP's last Chromebox was a hit in the Chrome OS community, but it released in 2014 and a lot has changed since then.
He's 11-12 with a 4.77 ERA in that time, but finished out 2017 by posting a 1.44 ERA over 31 1/3 innings of relief. Houston's rotation last season was shouldered by Dallas Keuchel , who posted a 3.9 WAR and was named an All-Star.
The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour . WHERE.Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and east central, south central and southeast Minnesota.
Garcia subdued Carina Witthoft 6-3, 7-5, while Pliskova had little trouble in dismantling Paraguayan Veronica Cepede6-4, 6-3. On the men's side, Sam Querrey was ousted after losing, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2, to the 80th-ranked Marton Fucsovics.
AT&T is working with Huawei in at least two different areas, the first of which is on standards for AT&T's planned 5G network. Texas representative Mike Conaway (R-TX 11th District) proposed a bill last week called the Defending U.S.
With Falcon heavy, SpaceX will also attempt to simultaneously land and recover all three of its first-stage rocket cores. Time says that SpaceX plans to launch a total of 30 rockets over the year, which is 12 more than last year.
The Defense Department's language is nearly word for word what the US policy toward Iraq was during former President George W. Turkish long-range artillery has also been firing on Kurdish positions in Afrin.
In a number of areas, the army has been called out to back up local security forces and protect government buildings and banks. The new financial year has also brought with it price hikes on some goods and increased taxes on imports.
The popularity of the Big-Format-Gaming-Display is yet to be determined, and pricing and availability are unknown at present. The green team has done another exceptional job, and we're more than eager to find out what else will there be at CES 2018.
We're yet to test the Echo Spot's audio prowess, but we'd imagine it would be similar in quality to the Echo Dot. Unlike the Echo Dot which is only really passable for things like chatting, the Echo Spot had a nice sound to it.
Early examples of birds like the Archaeopteryx are believed to have evolved from much smaller feathered dinosaurs . A global team of scientists discovered new bird-like dinosaur in the North-East of China, in the Hebei Province.
Orange County firefighters, along with a Los Angeles County search and rescue team, removed the vehicle from the building. The woman, who declined to provide her name, stated it was fortunate the motel was unharmed.
Kenya Airways launched sales, Thursday, for nonstop flight from Nairobi to NY due to start 28 October, this year. Direct flights from JKIA to New York JFK will reduce the time flight from 25 hours to about 15 hours.
Payne was a key run-stopper in the middle and also had an interception and touchdown catch in the semifinal win over Clemson. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. rates Ridley as the draft's top receiver and the 10th-best player overall in his big board .
It could also improve waterproofing for future phones since it eliminates the need for speaker holes. As for what Google could do with Redux, the search giant may build smartphones that eschew speakers.
HTC's version will employ Intel's WiGig wireless-transmission protocol, as opposed to TPCast's use of a different 60GHz standard. That's particularly the case for high-end VR systems like the Vive or rival Oculus Rift , a headset from Facebook's Oculus unit.