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yael grobglas

‘Jane the Virgin’ lets Israeli actress strut her evil stuff

NEW YORK — There have been few opportunities for Israel, Latin America, and the United States to converge onscreen — that is, until Yael Grobglas. Grobglas is an Israeli actress in the a..View More


In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Only Granted By Husband's Permission

In Israel, religious law governs family matters. For a Jewish divorce, an Orthodox rabbi oversees a ritual that begins with the husband placing a folded decree into the wife's cupped hands. But can..View More

The apartment

Israeli film 'The Flat' becomes part of German high-school curriculum

The Israeli award-winning documentary “The Flat” (“Hadira” in Hebrew) is becoming part of the German high-school curriculum. The rights to show the 2011 film, an directed by..View More

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Big Bad Wolves

2013: A Year of Growth For Israeli Cinema

Although this year, Israel will not have a film competing for an Oscar, there is no doubt that Bethlehem, Israel's submission to the Academy will be seen by American audiences. 2013 brought Israeli..View More

Israel Film Center Recap: Doc Aviv

The 2013 Doc Aviv Film Festival included a diverse selection of Israeli premiere documentaries. On a oddly misty night in the new Tel Aviv port (though it felt more like London), the festival opened..View More

The Debt

"The Debt": American Remake of Israeli Film Opens This Week

The long awaited "The Debt" opens this Wednesday in NY, and premieres tonight at The JCC in Manhattan to a sold out crowd. This film was one of the most anticipated films that fell through the of of..View More

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