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Israeli filmmaker: Netanyahu as much to blame for Rabin's death as Yigal Amir

An Israeli film director told CNN on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played a part in creating the charged public atmosphere that led to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak in..View More

Five Broken Camera

Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker insists his movie is not Israeli

With an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary for their film, "5 Broken Cameras," filmmakers Emad Burnat, a Palestinian, and Guy Davidi, an Israeli, have been making the rounds for the last..View More

Israeli cinematic history thrown out on the curb

Central Tel Aviv offered a strange scene Monday: Hundreds of metal canisters holding old celluloid films sat at the corner where the Mugrabi Cinema used to be. Some of the canisters were rusty, were..View More


Six Israeli Security Chiefs Stun World

Six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's secretive internal security service, have spoken out as a group for the first time and are making stunning revelations. The men who were responsible for a..View More


Holy Land Confidential

Dror Moreh’s documentary The Gatekeepers is shockingly lucid. It begins with the claim that the leaders of Israel’s secretive and often ruthless intelligence agency, Shin Bet,..View More

The Gatekeepers

‘Most Israelis Are Not Listening’ ‘Gatekeepers,’ Oscar Nominee, Has Muted Reaction in Israel

But one of the subjects of the film, Ami Ayalon - who followed his Shin Bet tenure with several years in Parliament - worries that the film will have less impact where it is most important, because..View More

Eytan Fox

Eytan Fox, Yossi

Ten years ago, Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox made an unexpected splash with Yossi & Jagger, a 67-minute wartime romance about two Israeli soldiers, the titular Yossi (Ohad Knoller) and Jagger who..View More


'Yossi': Out In Israel, And That's Just Fine

In the decade since Israeli director Eytan Fox made Yossi & Jagger, the precursor to his sublimely tender new drama Yossi, Israel has undergone two significant changes. A tacit and active has at..View More

Insiders provide perspective in Israeli film 'The Gatekeepers'

With "The Gatekeepers," Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh accomplished something truly remarkable: He got six former heads of Israel's secret service, the Shin Bet, to speak on camera about their time in..View More

Gatekeepers and 5 Broken cameras

Two Documentaries About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Contention for an Oscar

Israelis go to the polls on Tuesday to choose their 19th parliament and by extension, a new governing coalition. One issue that has not loomed large, however, during this election season is the the..View More

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