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Friday, October 19, 2012

Lebanon vs. "Homeland"

It's...Showtime, for new flash point in the Middle East?  Yes, Lebanon's minister of tourism   is threatening legal action against hit series "Homeland" after film in Israel to depict city of Beirut. 
While Carrie completes a dangerous espionage mission there, she is confronted by local militia members and fired at by snipers — all of which “does not reflect the reality” of the Lebanese capital, according to the tourism minister, Fadi Abboud.
“It was not filmed in Beirut and does not portray the real image of Beirut,” Mr. Abboud told The A.P. Adding that a lawsuit was being contemplated, he said, “The information minister is studying media laws to see what can be done.”
Of course, in its publicity for series, Showtime made no secret of filming in Israel, not Lebanon--even before sharp-eyed viewers spotted some signs in Hebrew.

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