Welcome back to What I’m Hearing. Of course I’ve seen the incendiary Instagram posts by CAA board member and motion picture co-head Maha Dakhil calling Israel’s response to the Hamas attack a “genocide.” We all saw them, judging by how many people texted them to me this week. She did delete the posts and apologize “for the pain I have caused,” but I’m betting there will be fallout, especially at such an image-obsessive company. (Remember, CAA fired longtime agent Jay Baker in 2021 for an offensive joke.) I asked reps for Dakhil clients Natalie Portman and Steven Spielberg, two of Hollywood’s most outspoken defenders of Israel, for comment, and I’ll share what they say, if anything.
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