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HERITAGE FLORIDAJEWISH NEWS, MARCH 217 2014 PAGE 11A • By JanaBanin Webetthejokewillplayjust actor's commitment to the Boteachsaid.'Tdliketothink NocommentyetfromAdete BusinessTimes."Itgotpulled aswellinNewYorkandMiami. Ostreicher case. he was moved by the simplest Dazeem. so quickly that we didn't have Rogen's Jewish jokes Shmuley Boteach to honor "You never judge a man by of reasons--to save another Andrew Garfield ditches a lot of insight into what was H O L LY W O O D, F I a. Sean Penn hisviews,youjudgehimbyhis human being in need." Oscars, ruins 'Batkid' seg- going on." (JTA)--Longtime pals Seth Who needs another Oscaractions," Boteach said. No word on whether thement The family was treated Rogen and Evan Goldberg, a when you're about to beOstreicher was in Bolivia rightstothistrulyremarkable The latest in handsomeinstead to a Disneyland trip. comedy team extraordinaire, crowned the 2014 Champion in 2011 working on a rice- story have been optioned for Jews behaving badly: Actor Lena Dunham to write for are at the South by South- of Jewish Justice? growingventureinwhichhe'd the big screen, but it sounds Andrew Garfield reportedly Archie Comics west Film Festival in Austin, Not to put words in hisinvestedwhenhewasarrested likethestuffofagreatthriller, let down a 5-year-old cancer Riverdale, get ready for a Texas, for the screening of mouth or anything, but we'll on suspicion of money laun- Or a buddy comedy about a survivor, hipster invasion! "Neighbors." The movie is bet that was what two-time dering. He also was accused spunky rabbi and a surly ac- The "Spider-Man" star was "Girls" creator Lena Dun- about new parents (Rogen Academy Award winner Sean of doing business with drug torwho, against all odds, find supposed to take the stage at ham is going to write a four- and Rose Byrne) who move Penn was saying to his girl- traffickers. No proof was ever some common ground. Oscar the Academy Awards and in- part story for Archie Comics in next door to a frat house . friend Charlize Theron as provided in court, material, for sure. troduce Miles "Batkid" Scott to be published next year. headed by Zac Efron. soonas theystopped"making The father of five was held Jewish paper confuses as "the world's next super- According to a news release, The Hollywood Report- out like crazy" at Madonna's inwhathasbeen described as American actor, Mexican hero," according to Mashable. the story will be about what er chatted with the pair about Oscars after-party, asqualid, inhumane prison for drug lord In November, the city of San happenswhenthe eponymous growing up on screen and off, OK, so maybe we'd lose 18monthsbeforebeingplaced LuisGuzmanisnotacrimi-Francisco, with the help of redheadandhisgangencoun- Alzheimer's, and the N word. that bet, but for reals, Penn underhousearrest.According nal, but he has played one on theMake-A-WishFoundation ter a reality show filming in And, of course, it wouldn't be is set to receive the honor at to The New York Times, Penn TV. Plus he shares a last name and nearly 12,000volunteers, their town. aRogen/Goldberginterviewif This World: The Values Net- had a hand in the transfer, with Mexican cartel leader, morphed into Gotham City, "iwasanavidArchiecollec- things didn't get a little Jewy. work's annual dinner in May. Penn's involvement in the Joaquin"El Chapo" Guzman. where Miles played Batkid tor as a child--conventions, A lot of jokes in "Neigh- The organization is helmed case made headlines in May The similarities were in front of a cheering crowd, first editions that l kept in bors" really hit close to home. by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, when he spoke at a congres- enough to throw off the Lake- ThistimeMake-A-Wishcol- plasticsleeves, thewhole she- Like the one where Rose goes who singled Penn out for his sional hearing intended to woodShopper.TheNewJersey laborated with the American bang," Dunham said. "It has off on you during a crisis for above-and-beyond efforts to pressure Bolivia to release Orthodox Jewish newspaper, Academy ofArts and Sciences so much cultural significance, wanting to call your mother, help free Jacob Ostreicher, an Ostreicher. In December, as reportedby Elite Daily, ran to get Miles an Oscar. Garfield but also so much personal Rogen: "What is it with you Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn Ostreicher finally escaped, aphotoofthecharacteractor and Miles rehearsed the seg- significance, andtogettoplay Jews and your mothers?" imprisoned in Bolivia. thanks to what Penn called inapieceaboutthe druglord's ment a day before the Oscars with thesebeloved characters Goldberg: That one, you'd "One of the highest JewiSh a "humanitarian operation" recent capture. Oops! show, but the actor was a no- isawildcreativeopportunity." think it was all the Jews who values is to rescue a person that moved Ostreicher across Twitter user Malei Rikud show at the actual ceremony Will Dunham's raucous laugh at it? But all the non- from imprisonment," Boteach the border into Peru. brought attention to the and the bit ultimately was behavior change Rive rdale Jews are like, "Stupid Jews." told 6NoBacon. Penn, who reportedly was publication's flub. canceled, forever? We can't wait to Rogen:Itgetsabiggerlaugh While the former confi-partoftheoperation, remained Good thing Guzman, who"I don't know if they ran snuggle up in our bunk beds than I'd like. I know there's dante of Michael Jackson ad- by Ostreicher's side upon his has portrayed bad guys in out of time or if there was with a flashlight and find out. not that many Jews in the mits to disagreeing with the return to the United States. "Carlito's Way," the HBO somethingaboutthesegment For the latest Jewish celeb- audience. It's like oof, but it's left-leaning Penn on most "Penn had no obligation to prison show "Oz" and others, they didn't like," Miles' morn, ritynews, visitJTA's 6degrees so funny I can't stop it. issues, he was amazed by the risk his life for Ostreicher," has a sense of humor. Natalie, toldthe International (no Bacon) biog. By Alina Dain Sharon and lites into low Earth orbit and Scan Savage even orbiting a chimpanzee. JNS.org Furthermore, the Iranian space program can easily Whffe international atten- be converted to the missile tioncontJnues-toTocusonthe program. Ir~iani~clear program and "The reality is that the efforts to address engineering mechanics of it, it, ttle IsraeliNavy s March 5 aspacelaunchvehiclethatyou interceptionofanIranianship would use to put commercial full of Syrian-made missiles cargo into low Earth orbit, is bound forPalestinian terror- the same technology you'd ist groups in Gaza sheds new use to attach to a medium- light on other dimensions range missile to make it an of the Islamic Republic's intercontinental missile," strategy. Berman said. "The nuclear program "While Iran has not made is the fast mover in inter- the strategic decision to marry national discussions, but all three programs (nuclear, the delivery capabilities are missile, space) together yet, extremely important," Ilan what we do see is progress on Berman, vice president of each of these three fronts," the American Foreign Policy he said. Council inWashington, D.C., According to the Israel told JNS.org. "The Iranians Defense Forces, the weaponry are working very diligently on board the seized Iranian on expanding the scope and shipincludeddozens of M-302 legality of their missile pro- missiles, which have a range gram (a delivery vehicle for of l00-200kilometers (62-124 nuclear weapons)." miles). The weapons were hid- In the wake of the inter- deninsidecementcontainers. ception, Israeli Prime Min- They were originally flown ister Benjamin Netanyahu fromSyriatoIran.FromIran, expressed his concern that they were shipped by boat to while Iran "is conducting Iraq.The shipmentwas inter- these [nuclear] talks, and cepted as it was being moved smiling to the international by boat from Iraq to Sudan, community, it continues to from where the weapons arm terrorist groups." But would have been smuggled White House spokesperson to Gaza. Jay Carney said the U.S. plans During the nuclear talks, to continue pursuing a diplo- the U.S. has attempted to matic resolutionwith Iran on include restrictions on Iran's its nuclear program, missile program as part of "We continue to have a comprehensive deal. But enormous issues with Iran, despite that push, Iran has its sponsorshipofterroristor- continued to progress on its ganizations, its bad behavior missile program. The Iranian in the region that manifests Revolutionary Guard Corps itself in many ways. And we recently announced that it continue to take all the nec- developed four new advanced essary steps to address those ballistic missilesnamedQiam, challenges," Carney said. Qadr H1, Fateh-110, and Per- Besides Iran's nuclear and sian Gulf. missile programs, a "third Ayelet Savyon, the director component that a lot of ofthelranMediaProjectatthe people don't talk about is the Middle East Media Research space program," according to Institute (MEMRI), told JNS. Berman. In fact, Iran is the org that Iranian leaders have Muslim world's first space- responded to the ship's dis- faring nation, putting satel- covery by blaming Israel and claiming the Jewish state fabricated Iran's role in this incident. When Israel attributes an operation to Iran, such as the assassination attempts against Israeli diplomats last year in response to the al- leged Israeli assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, the Iranians "don't take responsi- bility," Savyon said, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister HosseinAmirAbdol- lahian, reacting to the IDF's interception of the ship, told the Iranian Fats NewsAgency March 6 that the West, in blaming Iran for the incident, intended to create an internal schism in Iran by cultivating an atmosphere against Ira- nian security forces, depicting those armed forces as worthy of blame for any new congres- sional sanctions against Iran. Israel and the U.S. want to step up Western military, security, and political action against Syria and to link any intensification of action against Syria to Russia, in order to pressure Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, Abdol- lahian added. Middle East media reports, meanwhile, reveal that Iran's supplying of weapons to Pal- estinian terror groups such as Islamic Jihad is an open secret. Islamic Jihad leader Ramadhan Abdallah Shalah admitted to Al Jazeera in 2012 that "the weapons that are fighting the Israeli aggression and arrogance in Palestine come mainly from Iran, as the entire world knows." "This is no secret. These are either Iranian weapons or weapons financed by Iran," said Shalah. The seizure of the missiles destined for Gaza may also signal a return to closer rela- tions between Hamas and its Shi'a Muslim patrons, Iran and Syria. For years, Iran and Syria were Hamas's main patrons, providing the terror group IDF Spokesperson/Flash90 Pictured after being seized by the Israeli Navy on March 5 is the Klos C, an Iranian ship full of Syrian-made missiles bound for Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza. with financing, training, ries about itself," Marcus told Berman isn't convinced and weapons to attack Israel. JNS.org. the massive arms seizure But when protests broke out "Now [Palestinian• media will play a huge role in the against Syrian President outlets] have the dilemma, nuclear talks. Basharal-Assadin2011,exiled Do they criticize Iran for "Iranian behavior is more HamasleaderKhaledMashaal arming their enemy Hamas consistentthandifferentthan voiced support for Syrian or criticize Israel for illegal itwaspriortotheoutbreakof demonstrators. Mashaal even- piracy? Their silence so far is negotiations," he said. "The tuallyclosedtheterrorgroup's an indicator of their dilemma. Iranians are still the world's office in Damascus and reio- If Iran continues in its denial leading state sponsor of ter- cated to Qatar. As a result, thatitwastheirarmsandthat rorism, and they are doing all Hamas began growing ties itwasintendedforGaza--the sorts of things to destabilize with Sunni Muslim powers PA may eventually condemn the region .... The United such as Turkey, Egypt, andQa- Israel--as they can't afford States and other world lead- tar. Consequently, Iranbegan to alienate Hamas," Marcus ers, in pursuit of a deal, have limiting funding to Hamas. added, beenwilling tooverlooksome • According to Itamar Mar- But the situation in the pretty significant deformities° cus, thedirectorofPalestinian Middle East has changed on the part of the Iranians." Media Watch, the Palestinian for Hamas. In July 2013, the Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Authority (PA) has not yet Egyptian military ousted senior fellow at the Founda- respondedtotheIranianarms former Muslim Brotherhood tion for Defense of Democ- ship because of its complex President Mohamed Morsi, racies, said that while the relationship with Gaza-con- who promised close ties with international community trolling Hamas. I-Iamas. Since then, the "haschosentobelievethatthe "Whereas the PA instinc- Egyptian government has crisis in Syria can be solved tively will blame Israel for threatened Hamas, closing following a diplomatic path," everything wrong in the offsmugglingtunnelstoGaza some "genuinely believe that world, including the revolu- anddeclaringtheterrorgroup Iran--despite its unflinching tions and internal fighting illegal in EgypL support for the Assad regime inthe Arab world today, be- " "This is flipping back to the and their contribution to the cause the PA sees its greatest status quo because increas- brutality--could help solve enemy in the world not as ingly you see Hamas being the crisis." Israel--but as Hamas tran squeezed by Egypt. As more "It is because of this that being caught trying to arm doorscloseintheSunniworld, we see a great reluctance to Hamas militarily leaves the PA you'll see Hamas going back confront Iran on the matter of unable to respond. The world to their traditional patrons Syria or on Iran's support for sees Hamas being armed and in the Shi'a world," said the terror activities and sponsor- Israel's concern. The PAsees American Foreign Policy shipofHezboilahandHamas," Hamas being armed andwor- Council's Berman. Ottolenghi told JNS.org.