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Jordan halts film that refers to historical Jewish presence

9 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

RAMALLAH, West Bank - A fictional caper about an antiquities heist set in an ancient Jordanian city has stirred widespread outrage over the film's portrayal of historical Jewish ties to Jordan, shining a light on the tenuous peace with neighboring Israel and prompting the government to suspend the movie's production.
Based on a book of the same name, the movie, "Jaber," follows a Jordanian boy who uncovers a stone in the rose-colored, rock-hewn city of Petra with a Hebrew inscription on it. He sets off to sell it to the highest bidder, but interested parties in Israel catch wind of the...
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Jordan halts film that refers to historical Jewish presence

9 days ago   |   By Washington Post

Jordanian government orders halt to filming of antiquities caper after uproar over Jewish history plot
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