Waters — who has homes in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton — is a supporter of a boycott of Israel over the issue of Palestinian rights.
He has likened Israeli treatment of Palestinians to apartheid South Africa, sparking criticism from the pro-Israel lobby.
The latter film won the Palme D’Or, among other awards, and Schnabel won as best director at the 2007 Cannes film festival.
The newer film begins by explaining that “miral” is the name of a red flower that grows by the side of the road.
Schnabel was married to clothing designer Jacqueline Beaurang and later to Basque actress Olatz LÃ³pez Garmendia before he became involved with Jebreal.
(2010), tells the story of a Palestinian girl’s coming of age in Israel during the First Intifada (uprising) in the late 1980s to the signing of the first Oslo Accords in 1993.
Julian Schnabel has reportedly split from his long-time girlfriend Rula Jebreal.
The couple dated for several years, but the relationship apparently soured after filmmaker Schnabel adapted Jebreal's novel reports.
“It is the talk of the Hamptons, and some people are calling them the ‘Palestinian power couple.’ But it is very weird for their former spouses, who introduced them,” the source added.Jebreal and Waters were introduced around five years ago by Durning and Jebreal’s husband, biotech entrepreneur Arthur Altschul Jr., from whom she is now separated.A source told us, “Arthur and Laurie are longtime friends, and they introduced Rula and Roger a few years ago.Altschul — whose late father, Arthur, was a Goldman Sachs banker, philanthropist, renowned art collector and museum patron — also previously dated Ron Perelman’s ex-wife Patricia Duff.His sister is the former MTV News talking head Serena.