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Jebreal in October 2010.
April 24, 1973 |
|Ethnicity||Palestinian and Nigerian|
|Citizenship||Israeli and Italian |
|Alma mater||University of Bologna|
|Occupation||Journalist, commentator, author|
|Spouse(s)||Arthur Altschul, Jr. (m. 2013)|
|Children||Miral Rivalta|
|Relatives||Rania Jebreal|
|Website||Official Web site|
Rula Jebreal (رولا جبريل; 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 Osman and Zakia, and grew up in Jerusalem. Her Nigerian-born father was an imam and groundskeeper at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Her mother killed herself 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 educated in the orphanage.
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.
Jebreal worked as a journalist in Italy for twelve years. In 2006 she became the co-presenter of AnnoZero, a political television show in Italy.
Books and films
Jebreal's second novel The Bride of Aswan was published in 2007. Her third book, Rejected, is a non-fiction study about the history of immigration in Europe.
She has a teenage daughter whose father is an Italian artist. She dated Julian Schnabel from 2007 to 2011. In 2013, she married billionaire Arthur Altschul, Jr., son of Goldman Sachs banker Arthur Altschul.
- 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
- "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.
- Arifa Akbar (3 September 2010). "Schnabel's true romance inspires tale of love across cultural divide". The Independent (London).
- Kazanjian, Dodie (2010-10-26). "Rula's View". Vogue.com. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "Schnabel’s new young love". The New York Post. April 17, 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- New York Post: "Arthur Altschul, Jr. engaged to Rula Jebreal" May 2, 2013
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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 (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