Miral,

"100 Percent Palestinian And 100 Percent Jewish"

I was very sorry to learn of the murder of Juliano Mer-Khamis, 52, an actor who famously described himself as “100 percent Palestinian and 100 percent Jewish.”

Born in Nazareth to a Jewish mother and Arab-Israeli father (making him halachically Jewish), Mer-Khamis, a onetime paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, co-created and ran The Freedom Theatre, a company for Palestinian children and youth from the refugee camp of Jenin.

Hadassah Son Meets Iman's Daughter

Before you use up your allotted 20 free New York Times articles (although, as a journalist, I must encourage you to subscribe and pony up anyway), check out the following articles:

This one, a Q&A (by former Jerusalem bureau chief Deborah Sontag) with Julian Schnabel, the pajama-clad Jewish director of the film, "Miral," which opens tomorrow in New York and has already garnered criticism/condemnation from Jewish groups and bad reviews from The Jewish Week and elsewhere.

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