Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Inigo Montoya in East Jerusalem

Write your own caption for this photo

Print Email
Mandy Patinkin in Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem.(Americans for Peace Now)

Mandy Patinkin, the (Jewish) actor whose most famous role is in 1987’s The Princess Bride, is a board member of the liberal group Americans for Peace Now. And currently, according to an APN spokesperson, he’s on a tour of East Jerusalem organized by the related Israeli organization Peace Now. Patinkin, Claire Danes, and other cast members of the Showtime series Homeland are in Israel to do some filming—appropriate, given that Homeland is based on the Israeli series Halufim (Prisoners of War).

Anyway: Twitter has already provided variants on, “My name is Inigo Montoya. You stole my neighborhood. Give it back.” What do you guys have?

Related: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin in Israel To Film ‘Homeland’ [JTA]

Print Email

COMMENTING CHARGES
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at letters@tabletmag.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

yevka says:

More refreshments with the stars Marc.? You’re one dependable deep dude.

yevka says:

 http://www.salon.com/2012/05/11/obamas_settlement_failure/singleton/#comments

gemel says:

Silwan has been both a Jewish and Arab area.

Here are excerpts from a fairly balanced wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silwan 

 ”
Jewish philanthropists purchased land in the Silwan valley to establish a neighborhood for them. By 1884, the Yemenites had settled into new stone houses at the south end of the Arab village, built for them by a Jewish charity called Ezrat Niddahim. Up to 200 Yemenite Jews lived in the newly built neighborhood, called Kfar Hashiloach (Hebrew: כפר השילוח‎) or the “Yemenite Village.” …”
After the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Silwan was annexed by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which expropriated land owned by the Jews.”

mouskatel says:

Oy it’s HATUFIM, not HALUFIM.

yevka says:

Dissent can be dangerous for Jews of conscience.

 http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/police-investigating-death-threat-white-powder-sent-to-tel-aviv-university-historian.premium-1.430201#.T7CW7L9w-G8.twitter

verificationist says:

I don’t know about this whole Israeli-Palestinian issue, but that man is a fine, fine actor, and arguably the best thing about Homeland. Which to me, by now, is far more his landmark role than The Princess Bride. 

PhillipNagle says:

There is no “East Jerusalem”.  There may be some day but there isn’t now.  The eastern most point of Jerusalem is the Mount of Olives, a Jewish cemetary desicrated by the arabs.  Just northeast of the old city is Mt. Scopus, the original home of the Hebrew University.  There are arab neiborhoods in Jerusalem, including some sections of the old city, but as of today they are still part of Jerusalem.  I would futher defy the peace sycophants to show us what they mean by “East Jerusalem”.  These Hollywood stars make no sense in either Israeli or American politics.

The photo caption is completely misleading. Patinkin is not in Silwan, he’s standing on the observation platform at the City of David, one of Israel’s most popular tourist destinations, overlooking Silwan in the background. On the far left of the shot is the Ras el Amud mosque, built on the corner of the Mt of Olives Jewish cemetery…on the far right of the photo are the trees belonging to the Maison D’Avraham Christian compound.  

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Inigo Montoya in East Jerusalem

Write your own caption for this photo

More on Tablet:

Hillary Clinton Calls for Reducing U.S.-Israel Tensions

By Yair Rosenberg — Presumed 2016 Democratic candidate strikes subtle contrast with Obama