Lebanese Film Director Defends Himself after Brief Arrest over Israel Trip
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Lebanese film director Ziad Doueiri blasted Monday after his brief detention upon arrival in Lebanon over previous visits to Israel people who accused him of normalization with Israel, saying his work is for the good of Lebanon and the Palestinian cause.

It was not clear why the Paris-based Doueiri, director of the award-winning civil war film "West Beirut," was detained Sunday night, as he has visited Lebanon several times since traveling to Israel.

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