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Inigo Montoya in East Jerusalem

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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]

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yevka says:

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

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gemel says:

Silwan has been both a Jewish and Arab area.

Here are excerpts from a fairly balanced wiki page: 

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.”

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yevka says:

Dissent can be dangerous for Jews of conscience.

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.  


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