The Los Angeles Times is, like the NY Times, a reliably anti-Israel newspaper whose liberal/progressive/leftist slant often veers into support for the Jew-hatred that is the foundation of Palestinian terror.
Even their entertainment articles frequently marinate in a radical ideology that extends to the most regressive, most vile denial of Jewish, not to mention literary history.
In this brief announcement of an anniversary release of a Ben Hur DVD, the Charlton Heston character, Judah Ben Hur, is referred to as a “Palestinian nobleman.”
In the book and in all the movie versions Judah Ben Hur is a Jewish merchant. The land of Israel was called Judea and so it is called in the movie. There was no Palestine, no so-called Palestinians. Palestina was a derogatory name imposed by Rome after they crushed the Jewish revolt more than 100 years after the death of Jesus.
This charade of so-called Palestinian history is replacement ideology, Jewish history erased by faux Palestinians, a post-modern construct with zero historical basis.
I might add that this is also a fabrication of movie history.
This is a classic example of the big lie that was used by the Nazis to persecute and ultimately commit genocide against the Jews. This strategy is being used by the Muslim world to demonize the Jews and create an environment where the murder of Jews is not only acceptable but necessary.
The Los Angeles Times is an enthusiastic partner in jihad.