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May 5 2011

Israeli Director
Wins Tribeca Prize
NEW YORK (JTA) — Israeli director
Alma Har'el took top honors at the
Tribeca Film Festival in the docu-
mentary category.
Bombay Beach, her feature-length
film, follows three
down-and-out
residents of a
ghost town on
the Salton Sea, a
surrealistic land-
scape in Southern
California filled
with losers and
Alma Hare!
dreamers.

Pope John Paul II
Is Beatified
ROME (JTA) — Pope John Paul
II, who made fostering Catholic-
Jewish relations and remembering
the Holocaust cornerstones of
his papacy, was beatified at the
Vatican.
John Paul's
successor, Pope
Benedict XVI,
officiated at
Sunday's cer-
emony — the
last step before
canonization,
or sainthood
— before an
estimated 1 mil-
lion faithful and a live broadcast
audience of millions more around
the world.
The ceremony took place just
hours before Yom Hashoah, when
Jews around the world remember
the Holocaust in prayer and cer-
emonies.
The Polish-born John Paul, who
died in April 2005, served as pon-
tiff for more than 26 years.
John Paul had Jewish friends
growing up and witnessed ,the
Holocaust. Throughout his papacy,
he reached out to Jews and met
frequently with Jewish representa-
tives, including Holocaust survi-
vors, and repeatedly condemned
anti-Semitism.
In 1986 he became the first pope
to visit a synagogue when he visited
Rome's main synagogue, where he
embraced the Rome chief rabbi and
referred to Jews as Christianity's
"elder brothers in faith."
During his reign, Israel and the
Vatican established formal rela-
tions, and he made a pilgrimage
to Israel in 2000, during which he
prayed at the Western Wall.

Har'el, a Tel Aviv native now
living in the United States, takes
home $25,000 in prize money. She
describes herself in her biography
as a video artist and music video
director.
The judges were unanimous in
their decision. They praised the film
for its "beauty, lyricism, empathy
and invention."
Another Israeli, Dor Fadlon of
Ramat Gan, won special mention at
the festival for Eva
Working Title.
Fadlon, a graduate of the film and
television department at Tel Aviv
University, wrote and directed the
14-minute film.



Social Justice
Groups To Merge
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — Two
Jewish social justice organizations
— the Progressive Jewish Alliance
and Jewish Funds for Justice — have
decided to merge.
The groups will announce the merger
officially May 26 at a fundraising gala,
along with details about what the move
will mean to each organization. The
merger will take place later this year.
Jewish Funds for Justice has con-
tributed financially to strengthening
low-income communities and pro-
moting social change since the 1980s.
The Progressive Jewish Affiance,
founded in 1999, focuses on social
justice and Jewish-Muslim dialogue
in Los Angeles and the San Francisco
Bay area.

Anti-Israel Billboards
Down In Seattle
SEATTLE (JTA) — Three billboards
calling on the United States to stop
its aid to Israel will be removed from
downtown Seattle, several months
after similar bus ads were rejected.
The ads, sponsored by the Seattle
Mideast Awareness Campaign, were
deemed offensive by Clear Channel
Outdoor, which decided late last week
that it would remove the ads after origi-
nally accepting them. Clear Channel
said its policy is to avoid messages
that are offensive to certain groups of
people and organizations.
The billboards read "Equal rights
for Palestinians: Stop funding the
Israel military."
In February, a federal judge in
Seattle ruled that the Metro Transit
system of King County, Wash., did not
violate the First Amendment rights of
the campaign when it refused to run
an ad on its buses accusing Israel of
war crimes.

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