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Sharif Import Takes Boy on Trip to Islam

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/sharif_import_takes_boy_on_trip_to_islam_20031121

"I was filming 'Funny Girl' with Barbra Streisand in 1967, when the Six-Day War broke out, and the Arab press called me a traitor for kissing a Jewish woman," actor Omar Sharif reminisced. "When I told Barbra about it," Sharif added, "she said, 'You should see the letter my aunt wrote about kissing an Arab man.'" Sharif was in town to promote "Monsieur Ibrahim," the latest of his more than 70 movies and a different kind of relationship -- between an elderly Muslim and an abandoned Jewish boy.

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