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Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid wins Cannes Jury Prize

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid wins Cannes Jury Prize

Lapid – whose Ahed’s Knee deals with creative freedom in modern Isreal – deplores what he called growing political pressure on country’s artists to avoid… Read More ›

In Eytan Fox’s ‘Sublet,’ gay mecca Tel Aviv serves as set for generation clash

In Eytan Fox’s ‘Sublet,’ gay mecca Tel Aviv serves as set for generation clash

Two gay men, one an older American, one a cocky young Sabra, explore Tel Aviv in the Israeli director’s newest release, out now in select… Read More ›

Getting serious for a change, Jon Lovitz reflects on childhood, faith and Israel

Getting serious for a change, Jon Lovitz reflects on childhood, faith and Israel

The comedian, singer and former ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member speaks about antisemitism and the media’s portrayal of the Jewish state PITTSBURGH JEWISH CHRONICLE —… Read More ›

Award-winning Filmmaker Eva Lanska to Direct First Documentary, The Abraham Accords Change History: Women in the Middle East

Award-winning Filmmaker Eva Lanska to Direct First Documentary, The Abraham Accords Change History: Women in the Middle East

Filmmaker Eva Lanska has directed and produced her first documentary titled, The Abraham Accords Change History: Women in the Middle East. This film was Co-Produced with Yves Friedman and Oren Rosenfeld.… Read More ›

Kanye West Sneakers Fetch Record $1.8M At Private Sale

Kanye West Sneakers Fetch Record $1.8M At Private Sale

  NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of prototype Nikes worn by Kanye West during his performances of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” at the Grammy… Read More ›

NY Yiddish theater festival spotlights previously unheralded women writers

NY Yiddish theater festival spotlights previously unheralded women writers

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene kicks off a run dedicated to overlooked female playwrights with renowned Chava Rosenfarb’s ‘The Bird of the Ghetto,’ running April… Read More ›

Using rare archival films, Ukrainian director forces viewers to face Babyn Yar

Using rare archival films, Ukrainian director forces viewers to face Babyn Yar

Filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa grew up in ignorance close to site of Holocaust massacre. Now he’s creating 24 short films about the history — and its… Read More ›

Gal Gadot to star as Cleopatra sparking outcry as Israeli cast as Queen of Egypt

Gal Gadot to star as Cleopatra sparking outcry as Israeli cast as Queen of Egypt

Actress to team up again with Wonder Women director Patty Jenkins; internet quick to squash calls for Arab or Black actress to be cast in… Read More ›

Bong Joon Ho had a big year. And not just because of ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon Ho had a big year. And not just because of ‘Parasite’

  London – Something big happened to Bong Joon Ho last year. Something that had nothing to do with the director’s Palme d’Or win for… Read More ›

In time for global self-isolation, ‘Anne Frank Video Diary’ premieres on YouTube

In time for global self-isolation, ‘Anne Frank Video Diary’ premieres on YouTube

Targeted at adolescents in five languages, online series features iconic diarist using a video-camera to narrate a life spent hiding from the Nazis   As… Read More ›

Interview with the legendary Emmy Award-winning Director and Producer Jerri Sher

Interview with the legendary Emmy Award-winning Director and Producer Jerri Sher

It’s all about healing the brain! Prior to the release of her new film ‘QUIET EXPLOSIONS’ Jerri reveals to us a few secrets on how to… Read More ›

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood’s tough guy on screen and off, dead at 103

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood’s tough guy on screen and off, dead at 103

Son of Jewish Russian immigrants, the beloved actor was one of biggest stars of 1950s and ’60s; Douglas fought the movie establishment and helped to… Read More ›

Minister slams academy as film on Rabin’s killer set to be Israeli Oscars entry

Minister slams academy as film on Rabin’s killer set to be Israeli Oscars entry

‘Incitement’ wins best picture at Ophir Awards; Miri Regev rips movie for implying PM Netanyahu had role in stirring up hatred in days leading up… Read More ›

Young new musical director looks to make his mark at Israel Philharmonic

Young new musical director looks to make his mark at Israel Philharmonic

Shani Lahav, 30-year-old protege of predecessor Zubin Mehta, sees it is as an honor to replace his maestro mentor at the helm of Israel’s national… Read More ›

Madonna at Eurovision in Tel Aviv: Great to be Here

Madonna at Eurovision in Tel Aviv: Great to be Here

‘Material Girl’ singer said she believes in the power of music to unite people around the globe   Madonna told Eurovision co-host Assi Azar in… Read More ›

Politics (mostly) kept off center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision mega-event

Politics (mostly) kept off center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision mega-event

As expected, Netherlands wins contest and hometown crooner Kobi Marimi finishes close to last, but fears of pro-Palestinian protests taking over fail to materialize  … Read More ›

Johannesburg – Arnold Schwarzenegger Attacked In South Africa

Johannesburg – Arnold Schwarzenegger Attacked In South Africa

  Johannesburg – Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered and said, “I’m… Read More ›

Good Evening Europe!

Good Evening Europe!

Eurovision 2019 from Tel Aviv kicks off with first live broadcast to millions of fans worldwide   “Shalom, erev tov, good evening Europe and good… Read More ›

Madonna, ahead of Eurovision performance, says BDS won’t stop her music

Madonna, ahead of Eurovision performance, says BDS won’t stop her music

Defying boycott calls, queen of pop vows to not be silenced and to speak out against human rights violations   Pop superstar Madonna struck a… Read More ›

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere sets stage for wild ride to finale

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere sets stage for wild ride to finale

The following contains spoilers about the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premiere. The penultimate season of “Game of Thrones” was largely defined by bringing key… Read More ›