The Lebanese authorities banned the film “Jungle” from Lebanese cinemas even though it screened for two weeks. The movie is based on the real story of an Israeli explorer named Yossi Ghinsberg who is hiking the Amazon Jungle in search of an Indian village. According to
, a general security source said that “Jungle” was banned “in compliance with the boycott of Israel.” The Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar organized a campaign to ban the movie. In fact, one of the producers, Dana Lustig, is also Israeli. The Campaign to Boycott the Supporters of Israel mentioned that Ghinsberg served in the Israeli navy for three years.
. It was set to be released on January 18. Spielberg is of Jewish heritage, and he was blacklisted by the Arab League’s Central Boycott Office in 2006. He donated $1 million to Israel that year. The Israeli actress Gal Gadot is also on the blacklist.