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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

The Green Prince

He was the son of a top Hamas leader — then he became an Israeli informant

Mosab Hassan Yousef, nicknamed "The Green Prince" by Israeli intelligence, is the real-life subject of a new documentary - also called "The Green Prince" - along with his former handler, Gonen Ben a..View More


Mike Brant’s life story to hit the silver screen

Omer Dror, a young Israeli actor, has just gotten the lead role in the movie Mike, directed by Eytan Fox, an Israeli- French co-production that will begin shooting in the first half of 2015. Mike a..View More

The Green Prince

'Son of Hamas' Author Tells His Story in a New Film -- Do Not Miss The Green Prince!

FILM REVIEW (Interview to follow): THE GREEN PRINCE Film by Nadav Schirman The Green Prince has the emotional and psychological impact of a thriller documentary of unusual proportions. Filmmaker..View More

Villa Touma

Suha Arraf: Israeli film directors are benefiting from the tax we pay

Venice, Asharq Al-Awsat—Before film director and scriptwriter Suha Arraf approached the New Israel Fund (NIF) to produceVilla Touma (2014)—her first fictional film as a applied..View More

Villa Touma

TIFF Women Directors: Meet Suha Arraf - 'Villa Touma'

Suha Arraf was born in the Palestinian village of Melyia, near Lebanon. She began her filmmaking career as a documentary producer. Her latest work, Women of Hamas (2010), received 13 awards at film..View More

The Farewell Party

Reeling it in at the Haifa International Film Festival

The 30th Haifa International Film Festival, which will take place from October 9-18 at the Haifa Cinematheque, will feature 11 new Israeli feature films, as well as 12 documentaries. The festival a..View More

The Farewell Party

‘Farewell Party’ pokes fun at euthanasia

Euthanasia is controversial and opinion dividing in several countries, but the makers of Israeli movie, “The Farewell Party” are hoping the jury at Venice agree on its the film’s a..View More

The Venice Diaries: Words With Gods (of Cinema) and the Political Outcry Behind Villa Touma

What does it mean to be religious in today's world? To me, spirituality is a very personal thing, a one-way conversation with my God, in private. God doesn't answer to a specific name, doesn't a He..View More

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