Jihad Chic: Biopic About Israeli Attorney For Accused “Palestinian” Jihad Terrorists Shortlisted For Oscar

From Jihad Watch:
1. If Lea Tsemel defended “white supremacists” or “right-wing extremists,” would an adoring biopic of her be shortlisted for an Oscar? Right.

2. Israel is a country that respects human rights. As detestable as the idea of defending jihadis may be, they’re entitled to representation. How many lawyers in Muslim countries would defend a Jew who was accused of anything? Right.

“Biopic about Israeli attorney for accused Palestinian terrorists shortlisted for Oscar,” by Sam Sokol, JTA, December 17, 2019:
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli film about an Israeli attorney who is well known for representing Palestinians accused of terrorist acts has been shortlisted for an Academy Award.

“Advocate,” which has proven popular abroad and sparked controversy at home, was tapped in the best documentary feature category, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday evening.

The attorney, Lea Tsemel, has represented the alleged rapist and murderer of Jewish-Israeli teenager Ori Ansbacher, who was found dead in the Jerusalem Forest in February, The Times of Israel reported.

The biopic portrays Tsemel’s involvement in two recent cases in which her clients were convicted of terrorist offenses….

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