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Menachem Golan

Remembering Israeli Movie Mogul Menahem Golan

Menahem Golan, the lamboyant Israeli film producer who died at age 85 on August 8 in Jaffa, had more than 200 films to his credit. Along with his cousin Yoram Globus, the Golan-Globus as..View More


Zero Motivation

'Zero Motivation’ gets 12 Ophir nods

The title of Talya Lavie’s film may be Zero Motivation, but the movie received 12 nominations – the most for any film – when the nominees for the 25th Ophir Awards, the prizes..View More


The Farewell Party

Two Israeli films headed for Toronto festival

Two Israeli films will be screened this year at the Toronto International Film Festival: "The Farewell Party," by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, and "Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem," by Shlomi be..View More


Dancing Arab

Locarno: Israeli Film with Palestinian actor - Dancing Arabs

A more current moment this film could not have: the government of Israel continues bombing the Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian movement Hamas won the media war and the UN mimics Switzerland, for..View More


Menachem Golan

A B-movie king who set the stage for Israel’s film renaissance

Menahem Golan, the father of Israeli schlock cinema and perhaps the greatest crossover success that this country's tiny, Hollywood-hungry film industry has ever known, hadn't been seen much of late..View More


Suha Arraf

The Suha Arraf Affair

Katriel Schory, executive director of the Israel Film Fund sent this: "Dear Friend, One of the three major newspapers in Israel, "Haaretz" newspaper, decided to dedicate its weekend edition's to /..View More


Menachem Golan

Netanya School of Arts named after late founder of Israeli film, Menahem Golan

Netanya Mayor Miriam Feirberg-Ikar announced on Sunday that a new school for the arts in the city will be named after the late Menahem Golan, one of the founders of the Israeli film who produced a..View More


Tricycle Theatre

Theatre's decision to ban Jewish film festival is 'thin end of wedge'

The chairman of the UK Jewish film festival has spoken for the first time about the row that led to it being withdrawn from a north London theatre, and said he felt "sick to my teeth" when the to of..View More


Eyal Sher

Eyal Sher to head Israel Festival

 Eyal Sher has been appointed as the new CEO of the Israel Festival, replacing Yossi Tal-Gan who served in the position for 22 years. The 57-year-old Sher brings a wide range of cultural and a..View More


Three Sisters aka Villa Touma

Anger After Director Distances Israeli-Funded Film From Israel

The Israeli government and members of the country's film industry are furious with Israeli-Arab film director Suha Arraf, who categorized her film Villa Touma as Palestinian at this month's Venice a..View More


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