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Culture, Economy Ministries withdraw Israeli funds from 'Palestinian' film

Israeli-Arab director Suha Arraf will have to return government funding for her film "Villa Touma," as she presented it to international film festivals as Palestinian despite the funding agreement a..View More


Villa Touma

Palestinian film made with Israeli funds stirs conflict

A film that depicts the plight of Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, but which is funded by Israeli money, Villa Touma should have served as a rare example of mutual understanding and of..View More


Suha Arraf

I am an Arab, Palestinian and citizen of Israel - I have the right to define my own identity

Over the past few weeks, I have been under attack by the public and the media. I suffered this defamatory attack for defining my film Villa Touma as a Palestinian film even though most of the came I..View More


KICKING OUT SHOSHANA

Israeli Comedy Scores Points by Bringing Together Soccer and Gay Politics

It's been an eventful summer for Beitar Jerusalem. In June, after several young Israelis brutally murdered an Arab teenager in retaliation for the kidnapping and killing of three Jewish youths, that..View More

Rita Jahan Faruz poster

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

Sumna's Letter (2011)

Ha-Mikhtav shel Sumna

Directed by: Timna Goldstein Chatab, Hadar Kleinman

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Hannah Star was adopted as an infant from Romania to Israel and was sent to a boarding school at age 13.  As she approaches her 18 birthday, she decides to go on a journey in search of her and.. View More

Dark Side (2014)

Hatsad Hafel

Directed by: Natalie Assouline Terebilo

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86-year-old Moshe Knebel appears to be a regular grandfather. Maybe a tad sturdier and stronger than most, but still a normal old man. Moshe Knebel, however, is anything but ordinary. He took Today,.. View More

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