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Dorit Hakim

Israeli short-film series at CJM showcases ‘genuine people’

Among the 20,000 people who will gather in San Francisco to celebrate Jewish community and Israel's 63rd birthday will be many familiar faces - and several fresh ones bringing new perspectives to is..View More


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Donald Krim, distributor of Israeli hits by Amos Gitai, Scandar Copti, Joseph Cedar, dies...

Donald Krim, a film distributor who brought a wide range of movies, foreign and domestic, contemporary and classic, to American audiences in theaters and on home video, died on Friday at his home in..View More


Aljazeera

Interview with Eyal Sivan, documentary filmmaker of controversial 'Route 181'

Born in Israel to Jewish Uruguayan parents, Eyal Sivan released his first documentary, Aqabet Jaber, about the daily life of refugees in the West Bank's Jordan Valley, in 1987. The film was a and on..View More


In Treatment

Israel TV Shows Head to Hollywood

US studios have bought ten Israeli series in the past two years as they search for fresh content. Only a few years ago, Israeli scriptwriters, directors, and producers sought to get a foothold a..View More


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Joseph Cedar wins Best Screenplay at Cannes

Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar won the best screenplay prize in Cannes on Sunday for Footnote about the rivalry between a father-son pair of Talmudic scholars. US actress Rosario Dawson presented at..View More


Footnote - Joseph Cedar

Israeli Filmmaker Cedar, Master of Moral Anguish

CANNES, France - Israeli director Joseph Cedar, who clinched the best screenplay prize at Cannes on Sunday, sought to tell a more intimate story from his troubled country with his fourth film in New..View More


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Cannes: The Talmud scholarship comedy of the year

CANNES, France -- A comedy set in the Israeli academic world, and within that, in the tiny and rarefied realm of Talmudic scholarship, might sound like the ultimate film-festival niche product. But..View More


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Coming Soon: Israeli 'Golden Girls'

Southern Florida is so famously full of Jewish retirees that it often seemed strange that there weren’t any among the main characters on Golden Girls. But you can bet there will be at least a..View More


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Tamar Tal takes first place at the DocAviv festival.

Allenby Street in Tel Aviv, near Ben Yehuda. The sign above the entrance is long gone, but the front window still gives pride of place to an enormous black and white photograph of a young woman in a..View More


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Eytan Fox Takes a Surprising Turn with Mary Lou

For Eytan Fox, the American-born Israeli filmmaker who tackled gays in the military in Yossi & Jagger, sent a straight Mossad agent sightseeing with a Nazi's gay grandson in Walk on Water and as..View More


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