Jebreal in October 2010.
April 24, 1973 |
|Citizenship||Israeli and Italian|
|Alma mater||University of Bologna|
|Occupation||Journalist, commentator, author|
|Spouse(s)||Arthur Altschul, Jr. (m. 2013-2016)|
|Website||Official Web site|
Rula Jebreal (Arabic: رولا جبريل, Hebrew: רולא ג'בריל; born April 24, 1973) is a Palestinian foreign policy analyst, journalist, novelist and screenwriter with dual Israeli and Italian citizenship. She was a commentator for MSNBC.
Early life and education
Jebreal was born in Haifa, Israel, to Othman Jebreal and Zakia, and grew up in Jerusalem. Her father was an imam and groundskeeper at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Her mother, who suffered from severe abuse in her childhood, committed suicide by walking into the sea when Jebreal was 5. She and her sister Rania were put into the Dar El-Tifel orphanage by their father, in 1978, until 1991. She was raised in the orphanage, and regards its founder, Hind Husseini, as her teacher and mother, crediting her with saving her life.
In 1993 she received a scholarship from the Italian government to study medicine at the University of Bologna, where she graduated with a degree in physiotherapy. She worked as a physiotherapist while she went back to the University of Bologna and earned her masters in Journalism and Political Science.
Books and films
Jebreal's second novel The Bride of Aswan was published in 2007. Her third book, Rejected, is a non-fiction study based on interviews with immigrants who have either made their way to successful careers in Italy or otherwise live on the margins of Italian society.
She has a daughter whose father is an Italian artist.
She was in a relationship with American-Jewish artist Julian Schnabel from 2007 to 2011. In 2013, she married Arthur Altschul, Jr., son of banker Arthur Altschul and member of the Lehman family. The couple divorced in 2016 after she had an affair with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. 
- La strada dei fiori di Miral, BUR Biblioteca Univ. Rizzoli, 2005, ISBN 978-88-17-00850-1
- La sposa di Assuan, (Bride of Aswan) Rizzoli, 2005, ISBN 978-88-17-00867-9
- Divieto di soggiorno: l'Italia vista con gli occhi dei suoi immigrati, (Rejected) Milan, Italy: Rizzoli, 2007, ISBN 978-88-17-01270-6
- "Minority Life in Israel". The New York Times. 28 October 2014.
- New York Post: "Arthur Altschul, Jr. engaged to Rula Jebreal" May 2, 2013
- "Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Reportedly Dating Friend's Ex". 16 June 2016.
- Kazanjian, Dodie (2010-10-26). "Rula's View". Vogue.com. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "Palestinian broadcaster in Italy, Rula Jebreal, enjoys increasing acclaim". Haaretz. December 11, 2008.
- Peter M. Brant (2010). "Rula Jebreal". Interview Magazine.
- Wemple, Erik. "Rula Jebreal deplores MSNBC's 'Palestinian Journalist' label". Washington Post. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- "Rula Jebreal". TalkingPointsMemo. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Julian Schnabel falls for Palestinian tale, then for its writer". McClatchy Newspapers. 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
- Malle, Chloe (2011-03-23). "One Turbulent World Readied Her for Another". New York: The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
- Dodie Kazanjian, 'Rula’s View,'Vogue 24 October 2010.
- Delinda C. Hanley,'Diplomatic Doings_Lunch with Rula Jebreal,' WRMEA June–July 2013
- 'Rula "senza testa", caccia al colpevole ma è un giallo di cattivo gusto,' La Repubblica 5 November 2006
- Arifa Akbar (3 September 2010). "Schnabel's true romance inspires tale of love across cultural divide". The Independent. London.
- Roberto Conti, Divieto di Soggiorno: l’Italia vista con gli occhi dei suoi immigrati, Frontiere News,8 March 2011
- "Schnabel's new young love". The New York Post. April 17, 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- "Pink Floyd's Roger Waters dating Palestinian writer Rula Jebreal".
- 'Rula Jebreal' Huffington Post.
- 'Maher vs. Muslim Journo on Berkeley Speech: "Whoever Told You You Only Had To Hear What Didn't Upset You?",' Real Clear Politics October 31, 2014
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- Official website
- Rula Jebreal at the Internet Movie Database
- Works by or about Rula Jebreal in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Rula Jebreal on Charlie Rose
- "Rula Jebreal (Miral) Interview", Tribute, Ola Sturik, Toronto International Film Festival, September 14, 2010
- "Rula Jebreal on Her Novel, Miral", WNYC, December 13, 2010
- "Interview: Rula Jebreal on the struggle to make "Miral" a film", Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, 22 March 2011
- "Rula Jebreal", collected articles at Radyoheval (Italian)
- "Palestinian broadcaster in Italy, Rula Jebreal, enjoys increasing acclaim". Haaretz. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
- "Rula’s View", Vogue, Dodie Kazanjian, October 31, 2010
- "Extra | Rula Jebreal, Miral", AnOther, December 6, 2010
- Lydia Martin (January 13, 2011). "Julian Schnabel falls for Palestinian tale, then for its writer". McClatchy Newspapers.
- Book review
- "Book Review: Rula Jebreal’s Miral", Muslimah Media Watch, January 20, 2011