Documentary “The Green Prince” concludes JCC series
Perhaps the most timely and engrossing screening of this year’s very high quality Jewish Film Series happens this Wednesday at the Jewish Cultural Center.
The start of the 2014 documentary “The Green Prince” is described by the rating site IMDb like this: “A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel.” But it’s what happens to the young man that’s the source of the film’s mystery and controversy.
British newspaper The Guardian said this in its review, “…a startling documentary, all about the greatest coup ever pulled off by Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency. In the late 1990s, they turned Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of senior Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, and ran him as a spy in Hamas for 10 years, apparently preventing dozens of suicide attacks and engineering many arrests, including that of Youssef senior.”
“The Green Prince”
Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m.
Jewish Cultural Center
5461 N. Terrace.