‘An Officer and a Spy,’ Roman Polanski’s movie about the Dreyfus Affair, is spare, modern and steeped in controversy
‘The Dreyfus Affair’ is getting the dramatic treatment in a new multimedia production at BAM.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — France rejected the Israeli defense minister’s comparison of next month’s Middle East peace summit in Paris to the anti-Semitic Dreyfus trial. French Foreign Ministry officials said Monday that the Jan. 15 meeting was being held to “re-affirm” the international community’s commitment to a two-state solution. Earlier in the day, Avigdor Liberman told…
Treason accusations against French Jew Alfred Dreyfus were bared as an anti-Semitic canard. Would modern-day Israel have the will to reject such a claim aimed at an Arab?
Filmmaker George Melies was the Martin Scorcese of his era. When the anti-Semitic Dreyfus Affair struck, he did his best expose it, a struggle depitcted in ‘Hugo.’