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Parents of Keren Malki victim of Hamas bombing condemn NYT and HBO for glamourising their child's killer in "Hothouse" film

July 17, 2007

Malka Chana Roth - a March 2001 snapshot

Malki Roth 1985-2001: Always smiling


Dear friends,

Today's New York Times carries a review of a film called "Hot House" that
goes inside Israeli prisons and examines the lives of Palestinian
prisoners. We 're not recommending the film or the review. But we do want
to share our feelings with you about the beaming female face that adorns
the article. You can see it here.

The film is produced by HBO. So it's presumably HBO 's publicity department
that was responsible for creating and distributing a glamor-style
photograph of a smiling, contented-looking young woman in her twenties to
promote the movie.

That female is our child' s murderer. She was sentenced to sixteen life
sentences or 320 years which she is serving in an Israeli jail. Fifteen
people were killed and more than a hundred maimed and injured by the
actions of this attractive person and her associates. The background is

Neither the New York Times nor HBO are likely to give even a moment's
attention to the victims of the barbarians who destroyed the Sbarro
restaurant in Jerusalem and the lives of so many victims. So we would be
grateful if you would pass along this link to some pictures of our daughter
whose name was Malki. She was unable to reach her twenties - Hamas saw to

Though she was only fifteen years old when her life was stolen from her and
from us, we think Malki was a beautiful young woman, living a beautiful
life. We ask your help so that other people - far fewer than the number who
will see the New York Times, of course - can know about her. Please ask
your friends to look at the pictures - some of the very few we have - of
our murdered daughter. They are at http://www.kerenmalki.org/photo.htm

And remind them of what the woman in the Israeli prison - the woman smiling
so happily in the New York Times - said last year. "I'm not sorry for what
I did. We'll become free from the occupation and then I will be free from

With so many voices demanding that Israel release its terrorist prisoners,
small wonder she's smiling.

With greetings from Jerusalem,
Frimet and Arnold Roth
On behalf of Keren Malki

MIM: The Roth's have started a foundation in honor of their daughter Malka Chana Roth:

The Malki Foundation (in Hebrew, Keren Malki) is one family's effort to honour the memory of a much-loved child, Malka Chana Roth, who was murdered in the name of hatred and intolerance. This website and the Malki Foundation's work are a memorial to her life. The scope of our work in empowering families who care at home for a special-needs child, is growing steadily and quickly. Our entire budget comes from donations, and almost everything we do is done by volunteers. Please give us your support.



MIM: For a description of the movie see:


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