Film vs war

Want to promote a Hollywood film or a war-criminal? Look no further:

“Steven Spielberg has hired the public relations consultant who is spearheading Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon’s re-election campaign to promote his film “Munich“, about the hunt for the Palestinians responsible for the hostage crisis that led to the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.

“The film, which has already been lambasted in Israel for its perceived sympathy for the Palestinian cause, will be promoted to Israelis by Eyal Arad before its release in January.

“Mr Arad has been a member of the Likud party for almost 30 years. His first big political client was the former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu. He then took his skills to Mr Sharon. He is considered one of the advisers closest to Mr Sharon and was instrumental in the prime minister’s creation of a new party, Kadima.”

Perhaps Arad could also resurrect the fallen careers of Saddam Hussein and Corey Feldman.

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