“Bethlehem,” the critically acclaimed 2013 film, has both Israelis and Palestinians on its production team, imbuing it with a sense of nuance. The tense drama focuses on an Israeli Shin Bet agent and his teen Palestinian enforcer, and personalizes the conflict by questioning the notion of family, and trust behind enemy lines.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s son, an ardent critic of post-9/11 government tactics, will speak at Central Queens Y.
He was only 6 years old when his parents — Ethel and Julius Rosenberg — were executed in 1953 by the United States government, after being accused of passing atomic secrets to the Russians.
“I was 3 when they were arrested and 6 when they were executed, and I don’t remember any of that sort of thing,” said Robert Meeropol, who took the last name of his adoptive parents.
But that hasn’t stopped him from dedicating his life to helping other children in similar positions, by starting the Rosenberg Fund for Children in 1990.