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June 16, 2017  RSS feed
Just a Nosh

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Gal Gadot Gal Gadot Jordan won’t ban ‘Wonder Woman’

Jordan decided not to ban the film, Wonder Woman, starring Israel’s Gal Gadot, from the country’s movie theaters. “The film was allowed to screen in Jordanian cinemas due to a lack of legal precedent to do otherwise,” Mohammed Qtaishat, director general of the Communications Commission, told Al Bawaba news website.

The movie will be rolled out throughout Jordan over the next month, according to the report. But at least one movie theater in Amman has apologized for showing the movie and canceled future screenings over the fact that the Gadot is Jewish, The Times of Israel reported.

The Jordanian commission’s review of Wonder Woman came after Lebanon banned the film as part of its boycott of all things Israeli. A Tunisian court last week banned the screening of the film while the country’s cultural review commission decides whether or not the movie should be permanently banned over Gadot’s Israeli military service. Gadot, 32, served in the Israeli army as a combat instructor during the 2006 Lebanon War.

The late Elie Wiesel gets his way

New York City has named a street after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. The southwest corner of 84th Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was renamed Elie Wiesel Way during a ceremony June 13. Wiesel was “perhaps the most eloquent voice for peace in our world,” New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio said in remarks delivered at the ceremony by Deputy Mayor Richard Buery. Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author, died at his home in Manhattan last summer at 87.

Dog loses life, but saves couple from fire

A major fire at a kosher supermarket in London brought forth an unexpected hero: Daisy, a 3-yearold spaniel. Alex Gibson and Charlotte Perren were sleeping in their apartment when the blaze broke out at the Kay’s store downstairs on Sunday morning, June 4.

Gibson and Perren, who is pregnant, may have met a tragic fate were it not for the fact that the dog, who belongs to Gibson’s mother, was staying with them. Daisy started barking as the room filled with smoke, rousing the couple. The two managed to escape the building, although Daisy sadly died of smoke inhalation.

“Daisy was our hero,” said Gibson, who broke his foot falling down the stairs. “It was fate she happened to be staying with us that night. She saved both of our lives and our neighbors.” No people died in the fire.


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