A lot of crazy ^$&% happens in the Jewish world each week. Don’t miss these stories on: Egypt Air’s map without Israel, the Jewish Elizabeth Taylor, “Miral” movie sends shockwaves, and more.
What many Arabs really want… a map without Israel. Check out “Egypt Air” airline’s map of the Middle East…Despite the fact that an Egypt Air subsidiary flies to Tel Aviv 4 times a day, Egypt Air has taken the country of Israel off its route maps. Pretty scary.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that actress Elizabeth Taylor died this week, but did you know she was Jewish (converted at age 27)? Many of the most prominent obituaries for her forgot to mention that important fact – a bit odd. Learn more about her support for Israel, work with the Simon Wiesenthal Center on the documentary “Genocide” about the Holocaust, which won an Oscar, and the background of her decision to convert (she was raised a Christian Scientist).
A unabashedly Pro-Palestinian film is shaking up Hollywood, the Jewish community, and the art world. “Miral” is written by a Jew and produced by Harvey Weinstein (very Jewish and pro-Israel) but yet shows a one-sided perspective on Israel that is infuriating some Jews. Wow. Sounds like a movie to see. But should it have been shown at the U.N.?
I wouldn’t call Weinstein pro-Israel. Especially after Weinstein, acknowledged that the film favors Palestine. “This is a pro-Palestinian story,” he said Monday. “It’s an activist story.”
One of the scenes in the film features the beautiful actress, Freida Pinto as a Palestinian woman who is tortured and beaten by an Israeli IDF soldier (You can see part of it in the trailer). This movie could be a smash hit, and that would be terrible for Israel. Another awful thing is that you can’t really say that the movie is fiction, because its based on a woman’s autobiography. You also can’t really say that the movie is Anti-Semetic without implying that Harvey Weinstein is a self-hating jew.
Weinstein calls himself “a staunch supporter of Israel.” The question is, what does that mean, and can a pro-Israel filmmaker make a Pro-Palestinian film? Does one perspective exclude the other? http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/06/harvey-weinstein-israeli-palestinian-julian-schnabel-miral.html
Sorry I confused Harvey Weinstein (The Producer) with Julian Schnabel (The Director).