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Sundown: Controversy Over Schnabel Film

Plus what Abbas says and whom he says it to, Neil!, and more

by
Marc Tracy
March 14, 2011
From the Miral poster.(IMDB)
From the Miral poster.(IMDB)

• Julian Schnabel’s new film, Miral, which tells of Israeli-Palestinian fighting in 1948 from the perspective of a Palestinian orphan, is screening at the U.N. tonight. Israel, the AJC, and the ADL are protesting this. [JTA]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu demanded that President Abbas condemn the Fogel murders on Palestinian radio in the same harsh terms that he condemned them today on a Hebrew-language Israeli station. [Arutz Sheva]

• You can watch Christian Dior’s niece proudly proclaim herself a Nazi. Which, if you read Rachel Shukert’s article on fashion fascists, is an of course moment. [Jezebel]

• Gal Beckerman usefully goes meta, reporting on the reactions to Bloodlands, Timonthy Snyder’s controversial study of Hitler’s and Stalin’s killings. [Boston Globe]

• There is a famine of kosher baby formula in supermarkets heavily patronized by Hasidim. [Kveller]

• Your moment of zen. [@Joan_Rivers]

Guess who gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight! Some have remembered one thing. I prefer to remember this:

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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