The murder of Juliano Mer-Khamis, an artist caught between two worlds

As cosmopolitan as his name, Juliano Mer-Khamis was the son of a Jewish mother who had fought with the elite Palmach force during the 1948 war that created Israel, and a Christian Arab prominent in the Israeli Communist Party. When he was  shot and killed by masked men on Monday, he was sitting in his car outside the theater he had started in Jenin, the West Bank city that entered the millenium with a reputation as the most dangerous on the West Bank, and by decade’s end was becoming known for its cultural life.

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