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Sundown: ‘Jews Are Not Indians’

Plus Hoffman cancels Israel appearance, and more

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• A brilliant dissection of “the plight of secure young upper-middle-class Jewish funnypeople, who have inherited the sharp humor traditions of an oppressed minority without inheriting very much of the oppression.” [Scocca]

• The U.N. General Assembly has backed off plans for an emergency meeting regarding Israel’s response to the flotilla. [Haaretz]

• Meg Ryan and Dustin Hoffman canceled appearances at the upcoming Jerusalem Film Festival, apparently because of the flotilla, although both actors deny this. [Arts Beat]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu and Secretary of Defense Gates discussed Israeli military matters today in Washington, D.C. [Ynet]

• James Franco appears in the trailer for Tablet Magazine contributing editor Gary Shteyngart’s forthcoming Super Sad True Love Story. [NY Mag]

• Icelandic authorities exhumed chess legend Bobby Fischer’s body in relation to a paternity suit. Grody. [LAT]

Three Weeks followers, cover your ears, but here are three generations’ worth of a family at Auschwitz—including the oldest, who did time there—dancing to, yes, “I Will Survive.”

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Dov says:

Dustin Hoffman is a mediocre actor and a man of little intelligence. He is also a coward.

Larry says:

How about a few Jewish Donor Dinners cancelling their plans to have Mr. Hoffman as celebrity draw? For a Jew, he’s a bit more global than I care for.
At least he’s out of the double standard conundrum.

moises bezalel says:

is woderful to see how the life go on and there is nothing that could destroy the people of jaacob (israel) because G””D choose us for demostraded His magnificent.

Ruth says:

What an uplifting video! At first i was a bit dismayed but immediately realized how magical it was. The jewish people will survive!

Funny, I had really admired Dustin Hoffman and now …. yes, I agree with Dov. That Hoffman reallly fell for the Flotilla ruse, shame shame on him!

Alexander Diamond says:

If there should be a sequel to the film “Dinner For Schmucks” then I would nominate Hoffman as its star.

sharon says:

How anyone, especially a Jew, missed the obvious set up that this flotilla was is beyond me. Turkey has been looking for an excuse to join with its religious fanatic buddies and they found it. Turkey is constitutionally mandated to be a secular county, but it has certainly turned around since 2005. But then again – this is supposed to be a secular country too…………..

Yoni says:

Hoffman is a principled mensch. Good for him and Meg Ryan both.

Nina says:

“Yoni”; You’re nothing but anti-semite, Israeli-hater. Dustin Hoffman is a piece of terror-supporting trash just like Meg Ryan.

Gena Shapiro says:


Put a sock in it – you have no idea if Yoni is an anti-semite or an Israeli-hater, just like you don’t know if Dustin Hoffman and Meg Ryan are terror-supporting trash. Perhaps you should get the facts before you go off on someone. And yes, I’m Jewish – and I support Israel – but accusing folks of being a certain way without facts does nothing to help the issue.


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Sundown: ‘Jews Are Not Indians’

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