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Yarkon River

A Cinematic Portrait Of Israel’s Yarkon River

I have fond memories of the Yarkon River. On one of my first dates with the Israeli woman who would become my wife, we sat under a grove of fragrant eucalyptus trees on its bank in Tel Aviv and and..View More

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Movies: A kinder, gentler time in ‘Women’s Balcony’

WOMEN'S BALCONY Hebrew title: Ismach Hatani Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon With Evelin Hagoel, Avraham Aviv Alush, Igal Naor, Orna Banai, Yafit Asulin Running time: 96 minutes In Hebrew. Check with for..View More

Japanese Israeli Movie

Israel’s first Japanese film fest coming to a cinema near you

Japan became a major center for quality cinema in the 1950s when directors such as Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu burst onto the world film scene. Since then, Japan has been a source of great In a..View More

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The best of the Haifa International Film Fest

This year’s Haifa film festival features a host of great films and grand guests. The 32nd Haifa International Film Festival, which will run from October 15-24 at the Haifa Cinematheque and a..View More



Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld

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Three gay Palestinian friends explore the contradictions in their lives with Jewish filmmaker, Witzenfeld. Khader is at ease with his relationship with an Israeli lover as just another dimension of.. View More



Directed by: Avishai Sivan

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Haim-Aaron is an ultra-Orthodox scholar living in Jerusalem, whose talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce to.. View More

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Rita Jahan Foruz (2012)

Rita Yahan Foruz

Directed by: Ayal Goldberg

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Rita Jahan Farouz immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family, when she was eight years old. Now on the eve of her forty-ninth birthday, with enormous tension between Tehran and Jerusalem looming.. View More

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