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Rock the Casba

French Arabs attack Israeli director at film sh

Youths violently assault Yariv Horowitz, director of "Rock the Casbah" after screening of film last week, 'Commentator' reports. French Arab youths assaulted Israeli film director Yariv Horowitz at..View More

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Israel Film Center launches Festival

New York, NY March 20, 2013 - The Israel Film Center at The JCC in Manhattan is proud to announce the inaugural Israel Film Center Festival, premiering in New York City from April 11 - 18, set to be..View More

Ballad of the Weeping Spring

Film Review: Weep not for quirky Israeli tragicomedy

How quirky is the 2012 Israeli comedy "The Ballad of the Weeping Spring"? Not until 40 minutes in does writer-director Benny Toraty make clear his film is a comedy and, if not for the spoken Hebrew,..View More

Six Acts

A World of Too Many Film - Gems at the Tribeca Film Festival

Within the many, sometimes obscure, selections of the Tirbeca Film Festival, one can always find a few groundbreaking films. Tribeca Film Festival is a much-needed institution. As our American film..View More

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Film event shows challenges facing Israeli tribe

Israeli filmmaker Oded Adomi Leshem traveled from Tel Aviv to the Hillel on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus recently to answer questions about his latest documentary, "Voices from a..View More


Yossi: A tender Israeli film about the burden of concealed truths

Yossi is an early spring breeze of a film - too delicate to be substantial but definitely holding the promise of warmth. That's the trademark of Israeli director Eytan Fox who, a decade ago, brought..View More

The Gatekeepers

Israel's US envoy: 'Gatekeepers' hindering PR efforts

WASHINGTON - Standing at the forefront of Israeli PR, Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren has felt in recent weeks that he is being undermined from within. "The Gatekeepers" - former Shin Bet..View More

Gatekeepers and 5 Broken cameras

Rightists hit Oscar-nommed pics for taking government coin; others see democracy in action

In a major first for this little country, two Israeli-helmed films received Oscar noms this year, both in the documentary category, and both for films that take a critical and sometimes searing look..View More

My Neighbourhood

Film tells story of loss and hope in Israel, Palestine

"One day, someone told us, 'This is my house.' Since then, we have been suffering." -- Rifkah El Kurd, Palestinian grandmother in the film "My Neighbourhood" Julia Bacha believes violent and have a..View More

Gatekeepers and 5 Broken cameras

Israeli film and Zionism

Two Israeli documentary films were nominated this year for an Academy Award: The Gatekeepers by Dror Moreh and 5 Broken Cameras by Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat. The Gatekeepers is about the conflict 5..View More

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