The Lebanese government has lifted the ban on Tom Hanks starrer, ‘The Post’, and therefore ruled out the ban imposed by the General Security authority.
The security body had banned the movie to comply with an Arab League boycott targeted at supporters of Israel. However, the interior ministry decided to allow the screening of the movie.
In a statement, it said Interior Minister Nohad Mashnouk “sees no objection to the broadcast of the film”, which “has no connection with Lebanon, or to the conflict with the Israeli enemy”.
The company distributing the film in Lebanon confirmed that the film, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, would be released in cinemas in Beirut and elsewhere on Thursday.
Lebanon is divided on the boycott-driven bans, with some welcoming them as a bulwark against the “cultural normalisation” of Israel’s occupation.