There has been a great deal of saber rattling lately with regard to the increased
possibility that Iran will be able to build a nuclear device in the near future and that Israel may target the Iranian site for an attack. Recently, I read that Israel is unlikely to inform the U.S. of its final preparations and that Iran will be less than forthcoming in the future as well.
Suffice it to say, I was pleased when I heard that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is on top of the situation. Choosing the Iranian produced ‘Separation’ has apparently opened the doors to closer diplomatic ties between American and Iranian filmmakers. Seeing this opening, the U.S. State Department has decided to let the Academy negotiate for them to build on the success of their Oscar choice.
Apparently, the key to negotiating a peaceful solution has come down to agreeing to giving preference to Israel in next year’s Foreign Film category while supporting Iran’s request to establish a major film studio in Tehran next year. And there is even talk of an Israeli-Iranian film collaboration.
While all this may seem a bit farfetched, consider that this year’s winner in the in the Best Picture Category was a silent film (the first since 1929) and the Best Actor went to a Frenchman who only uttered two words in the entire film.That being said, it is obvious that the Academy knows something that we do not and that they have an insight into international relations that is invaluable for world peace.
The fact that the Oscars were hosted for the ninth time by a Jewish individual and that when the Iranian winner was announced that the first face that was focused on was Steven Spielberg has to make you believe that Mideast miracles can occur.
I for one am looking forward to seeing Amidanijad at the Oscars in the front row next to Brad and Angelina. Aren’t you?
Happy Purim (SPOOF)
Rabbi Harvey J. Winokur