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The Israeli Film Festival is at the JCC in Manhattan this week

The Israeli Film Festival is at the JCC in Manhattan this week

There is little doubt that over the decades cinema has deeply affected our special connection with Israel. In the mid-1950s, Jewish audiences squirmed while watching “Hill 24 Doesn’t in..View More


Domestic Disturbances

Domestic Disturbances

Many veteran observers of Israeli film try to discern trends in new releases as a clue to the mood of the country. Filmmakers tend to be less circumspect about their views. On the other hand, as its..View More


Filming in Israel, Harvey Keitel Transforms From Hollywood Gangster Into Jewish Patriarch

Filming in Israel, Harvey Keitel Transforms From Hollywood Gangster Into Jewish Patriarch

A Hollywood star, an acclaimed Israeli novelist and an award-winning Russian director – all Jewish – walk onto a kibbutz. It could be the opening of a Borscht Belt joke, or perhaps a of..View More


The Legend of King Solomon

New film animates a young, swashbuckling King Solomon

The moment for Israeli animation may have arrived, as an 80-minute feature about King Solomon, created by a joint Israeli and Hungarian animation team, plays in Israeli theaters, and, hopefully, as..View More


Keshet Films’ Mandy Tagger & Adi Ezroni On The Hunt For Projects – Cannes Studio

Keshet Films’ Mandy Tagger & Adi Ezroni On The Hunt For Projects – Cannes Studio

In April last year, Keshet Media Group launched feature development and production division, Keshet Films, under its Keshet International subsidiary Keshet Studios and headed by award-winning a..View More


Cannes wrap-up: Few Jews, but some anti-Semitism on the silver screen

Cannes wrap-up: Few Jews, but some anti-Semitism on the silver screen

CANNES, France — Once I landed in Cannes and stuffed my face with a brioche au sucre the likes of which you just can’t get in New York, I headed down to the elegantly named Palais des et..View More


Israel Wins Eurovision Contest

Israel Wins Eurovision Contest

Israel won the Eurovision contest on Saturday night (May 12) with the song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai. The annual competition was held in Lisbon, Portugal and featured 43 for the..View More


Israeli show 'On the Spectrum' wins top prize at French festival

Israeli show 'On the Spectrum' wins top prize at French festival

JTA - The new Israeli television series “On the Spectrum” won the top prize at the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France. The show, about three 20-something roommates with autism in an..View More


Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles to Celebrate Trio of Honorees

Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles to Celebrate Trio of Honorees

The Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles will honor Netflix exec Larry Tanz, Star Wars: The Last Jedi producer Ram Bergman and philanthropist Stanley Black at a May 31 Sponsor Luncheon to..View More


Israel’s Docaviv Festival to Focus on Women, Refugees for Landmark 20th Edition

Israel’s Docaviv Festival to Focus on Women, Refugees for Landmark 20th Edition

Docaviv, Israel’s only festival devoted exclusively to documentary filmmaking, will celebrate its 20th birthday in May with a jam-packed screening schedule focusing on women’s refugees a..View More


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