Josh Block of The Israel Project reportedly made derogatory comments about Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal in an email exchange with a Voice of America producer that was laced with sexist overtones. The Intercept obtained the emails through a FOIA request made by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy.
It’s time for American Jews to go beyond Palestinian-Israel author and journalist Sayed Kashua and find the variety and depth of Arab women writers.
Over the objections of the Israeli government and the American Jewish Committee, the United Nations yesterday hosted the American premiere of a movie sure to generate further controversy with its depiction of Israel’s 1948 founding.
The Oscar-nominated director Julian Schnabel is preparing to shoot “Miral” on location in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Variety reports. The film, starring the Palestinian actress Hiam Abbas, is to be based on Rula Jebreal’s book about Hind Husseini — the founder of Jerusalem’s Dar Al-Tifl orphanage.