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Farewell to Avraham Hefner, the Forgotten Genius of Israeli Cinema

On my first morning in Tel Aviv University’s film school, a short gentleman with a shiny bald head and a neatly trimmed white beard walked into the classroom and told us that he was very sorry..View More


Great films at the Eurasia film festival

Israeli film Next To Her has won the top prize at the Eurasia Film Festival which was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The international jury was headed up by Kazakh actor Assanali..View More


Five Broken Camera

Israel Documentary: 7 Influential Films on Israeli Struggles

Documentary films that have been influential in highlighting Israelis’ struggles have a long history, but until the last few years, none had been nominated for an Oscar.“The and “5..View More


Gett

'Gett' wins best film at 'Israeli Oscars'

The film "Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem" by the brother and sister team Ronit and Shlomi Ekabetz won the Best Film award on Sunday night at the Ophir Awards ceremony, held in Ashdod. The Best..View More


Gett

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem: Ophir Award for Best Feature

  It’s been an exciting evening, with several excellent films contending for the Israeli Academy of Film and Television Ophir Awards. The winners have just been announced: Gett, The..View More


Next to Her

Israeli film ‘Next to Her’ takes top prize in Kazakhstan

The Israeli film “Next to Her” has been awarded the prize for best film at the Eurasia Film Festival in the Kazakhstan. The award was presented to director Asaf Korman by actor..View More


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Veteran Israeli filmmaker Avraham Heffner dies at 79

Avraham Heffner, veteran Israeli director, screenwriter, actor and author, died on Friday at age 79. Heffner was born in Haifa in 1935, the only child of Polish immigrants. After his military at..View More


The Green Prince

Shadowy Friendship Between a Hamas Informant and His Israeli Handler

It’s a chillingly effective way to get noticed: Declare that cooperating with Israel is the most shameful thing you can do as a Palestinian — even more than sexually assaulting your in..View More


The Green Prince

Movie Review: ‘The Green Prince’

  The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most polarizing issues of the modern age.  It’s a divide that has become entrenched in the cultures of the region, and its ensuing..View More


The Green Prince

A Spy Shaped by Manipulation and Shame

The emotional core of “The Green Prince,” Nadav Schirman’s gripping documentary thriller, is the deepening relationship of Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Palestinian recruited as..View More


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