Mideast Israel Movie Magnet

August 29, 2011 - 4:20 AM
FILE - In this March 29, 2007 file photo, French actress Juliette Binoche acts on the set of the film "Disengagement," by noted Israeli director Amos Gitai, in Nitzan, southern Israel. Israel wants Hollywood to stop filming Jesus' crucifixion in Italy and the Crusader invasion of the Holy Land in Morocco. So Israeli officials are promising tax breaks, terror attack insurance and cash handouts of up to $400,000 to lure international movie producers to the Holy City of Jerusalem. They want to cash in on the multibillion-dollar industry, and want the real Jerusalem on the silver screen not Mediterranean stand-ins.(AP Photo/Murad Sezer, file)