Jebreal in September 2017
|Native name||رولا جبريل|
April 24, 1973|
|Alma mater||University of Bologna|
|Occupation||journalist, commentator, author|
|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 Nigeria-born Suffi imam 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.
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.
- 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.
- Kazanjian, Dodie (October 26, 2010). "Rula's View". Vogue.com. Retrieved May 5, 2011.
- "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 September 21, 2014.
- "Rula Jebreal". TalkingPointsMemo. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- "Julian Schnabel falls for Palestinian tale, then for its writer". McClatchy Newspapers. January 13, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- Malle, Chloe (March 23, 2011). "One Turbulent World Readied Her for Another". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- Dodie Kazanjian, 'Rula’s View,'Vogue October 24, 2010.
- 'Rula "senza testa", caccia al colpevole ma è un giallo di cattivo gusto,' La Repubblica November 5, 2006
- Arifa Akbar (September 3, 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, March 8, 2011
- "Rula Jebreal: tutto sulla giornalista palestinese" (in Italian). Italia Online]. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
- "Arthur Altschul, Jr. engaged to Rula Jebreal"". Page Six. May 2, 2013.
- "Rula Jebreal". Huffington Post.
- Schwartz, Ian (October 31, 2014). "Maher vs. Muslim Journo on Berkeley Speech: "Whoever Told You You Only Had To Hear What Didn't Upset You?"". Real Clear Politics.
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- Official website
- Rula Jebreal on IMDb
- 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