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Sundown: Wiesel Torpedoes Madoff Play

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• The world premiere of a play that imagines a jail-cell meeting (which never happened) between Bernard Madoff and Elie Wiesel was canceled after Wiesel protested. [WP]

• A planned Ashkelon, Israel, hospital is not to be built on a onetime Jewish cemetery, as angry ultra-Orthodox alleged. Turns out, the ancient cemetery was pagan! Build away! [AP/Haaretz]

• Harold Bloom’s big essay on British anti-Semitism provoked a huge number of letters in response, and you can read them now. [Paper Cuts]

• The Forward was at DAWN 2010! [Arty Semite]

• “Great Jewish Moments in Law & Order.” Well played. [Heeb]

• Mel Gibson tells us how he really feels:

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Yes, the Brits—some of them—were indignant at the book’s publication in England, which preceded its release in the States. It definitely touched a nerve, so it’s hardly surprising that they would try to find fault with it. The forty or so pages I’ve read so far are very impressive, and Julius is meticulous in his taxonomy of antisemitism not to confound one type with another, except when they obviously overlap.

manny says:

This poor slob, since the he began his thesis with a MOTORCYCLE COP, about how the Jews were the cause of everything bad in the world including the new religion “GLOBAL WARMING”, hasn’t worked for an independent producer in the last 5 years. Aside from the recent movie he made, Screw the Darkness, which was a no-budget film and 1 level below a flop, he hasn’t put in a days work yet. In fact “Screw the Darkness” was such a flop that the dvd came out before the movie.

JOSHUA says:

Good for Wiesel.

Theater these days is nothing but left wing antisemitic propaganda.

And I think Maddof should have been shot.

I definitely like Mel Gibson for playing so genius in “We Were Soldiers”!

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