The American Jewish Council Not Really Into Julian Schnabel’s New Flick


The AJC has asked the U.N. to cancel a screening of Schnabel's Miral, about a young Palestinian woman who becomes politicized, because it portrays Israel “in a highly negative light" and is “blatantly one-sided.” Says producer Harvey Weinstein: "As a Jewish American, I can categorically state that I would not be releasing a film that was flagrantly biased towards Israel or Judaism." Says Schnabel: “I love the State of Israel. I believe in it, and my film is about preserving it, not hurting it. Understanding is part of the Jewish way and Jewish people are supposed to be good listeners. But if we don’t listen to the other side, we can never have peace.” Good listeners! [HR]