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Events in Gaza bring new urgency to 'The Honorable Woman'
Events in Gaza bring new urgency to 'The Honorable Woman'

I can't remember the last time real-life events recontextualized a work of fiction for me the way Israel's incursion into Gaza has done with "The Honorable Woman" this month. When I first started watching the BBC-made mini-series that starts at 10 p.m. Thursday on the Sundance Channel, I liked almost everything about it -- except Maggie Gyllenhaal. And that was a big problem, because she is the star, playing an Anglo-Israeli businesswoman, Nessa Stein, heavily involved in Middle East philanthropy and politics. The company she and her brother inherited from their father, an Israeli arms manufacturer, is laying cable for broadband on the West Bank, and doesn't that...

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