The Israeli Minister of Culture, Miri Regev attended the Cannes Festival in a dress depicting the old city of Jerusalem showing the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock.
According to Israeli media, Regev wanted to send a political message in light of the growing international statements, including the American one, which does not recognize that the occupied Jerusalem is under Israel’s control.
In a statement to Israeli Media, the minister expressed that “We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the confederation of Jerusalem, and I thought that the best way to express this is with art and fashion, to emphasize that Jerusalem is our eternal capital.”
Regev went to Israeli fashion designer Aviad Herman, who expressed his pleasure to what he called the opportunity given by Regev to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Jerusalem through artistic work.
Social media users expressed great rage in regard to Regev’s dress which they consider it as a provocation to the feelings of Muslims.
Regev attended the festival to promote Israeli filmmaking and create relationships between Israeli and international cinema.