Israeli actors protest closing Palestinian theater

Associated Press
Israeli actors protest closing Palestinian theater

File - In this April 1, 1997 file photo, Israeli muppet Daffy, left, visits Palestinian muppet Haneen on the set of a Palestinian street during the taping of a joint Israeli-Palestinian production of Sesame Street. Puppeteers from the Israeli version of Sesame Street are protesting Israel's closure of a Palestinian puppet festival. Ariel Doron, who plays Elmo on the Israeli version of the children's television show, created a Facebook group named Puppets4All calling on Israel to permit the festival and said Monday July 1 his initiative was private and not coordinated with Sesame Street. (AP Photo/Will Yurman, File)