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Israel denies connection to controversial video

Israel on Wednesday denied any connection to an anti-Islamic film which was reportedly produced by a US national with Israeli nationality, which sparked attacks on the US missions in Egypt and Libya.

‘It is nothing to do with us, Israel is not connected in any way to this story,’ foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told AFP, condemning the amateurish film as ‘intolerable intolerance.’

‘If he is a citizen (of Israel), so what? We're not responsible,’ Palmor said of the film which the Wall Street Journal said was produced by Israeli-American Sam Bacile. ‘He didn't do it for us, in coordination with us or through any sort of channel connected to Israeli institutions. He's a complete loose cannon, on his own.’

Earlier, an Orthodox Israeli rabbi and former cabinet minister condemned the film, clips of which were released on YouTube, as ‘garbage and slime.’
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