Miami Jewish Film Festival Features Film Produced by Local Resident Barry Gurland Finds Inspiration in Story of Prime Minister
Indeed, it took place during the historic meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian Prime Minister Anwar Sadat, the first Arab leader ever to make an official visit to Israel. Now, nearly 42 years later and still drawing inspiration from the event, Gurland is a producer of a documentary film about the life of Begin, the sixth prime minister of Israel, screening now through April 29 at the Miami Jewish Film Festival. Indeed, when Schwartz approached him to ask for his support for the film, Gurland decided first to do a little investigating. He started by asking his 15-year-old granddaughter, who is a student at a Jewish day school, whether she had learned about Menachem Begin in school. “He’s a model for how you should behave, with conviction and humility He had courage, took responsibility for his actions, and moved forward on behalf of Israel.”The Miami Jewish Film Festival is running through April 29.communitynewspapers.com
At Camp David retreat, Biden hangs out, shows he's got game
FILE - In this July 1981 file photo released by The White House, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, and Vice President George Bush go horseback riding at Camp David, Md. He capped it off by beating one of his granddaughters at Mario Kart during his first presidential visit to Camp David, the historic retreat for U.S. leaders. That’s what Camp David has traditionally offered presidents: a respite from Washington where they can shed their ties and relax with family. Bill Clinton tried to replicate that diplomatic alchemy when he invited Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to Camp David for Mideast peace talks in 2000. He said when foreign leaders descend on Camp David, it can be like an “adult sleepover.”“Going to camp in the cabins creates an atmosphere where leaders are very close together.
El Al flight LY971 to Abu Dhabi was no typical air journey
Mondays El Al flight LY971 marked the first-ever direct flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates, placing a significant stamp on this months historic U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the two nations. While this is a historic flight, we hope it will start an even more historic journey for the Middle East and beyond, he said. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said it hurts us very much to see the Israeli plane landing in the UAE. "We would have liked to have an Emirati plane landing in liberated Jerusalem, but we live in a difficult Arab era, Shtayyeh said. For veteran El Al purser Hedva Opatovsky, the flight marked a fitting final journey for her 46 years of air travel.