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Israel, Egypt and the ‘F’ Word

By Rob Eshman

January 30, 2011 | 11:09 pm

Israelis and their supporters are wondering whether the uprising in Egypt is good for Israel.  They want to know: Will it bring a radical Muslim government to power?  Will outgoing... read on

  • “King’s” view on Jews fact or smear?

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 30, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    Was George VI, protagonist of “The King’s Speech,” a Nazi sympathizer or is someone just trying to trip up the front-running Oscar contender?

    That’s the question raised by film critic Jennifer Lipman of the UK’s Jewish Chronicle.

    The story has taken a somewhat circuitous route,... read on

  • Israelis Win at 2011 Sundance Film Festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 30, 2011 | 8:07 pm

    By Larry Mark

    Two Israeli filmmakers were among the official award recipients of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which ended today.

    Erez Kav-El won the award for best world cinema dramatic screenplay for his script for ”Restoration,” the only Israeli film in the official... read on

  • Second Day of Rallies in Los Angeles Support Egyptians [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    January 30, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Rain fell on Sunday, January 30, but for the second consecutive day, Egyptian-Americans in Los Angeles gathered to show support for Egyptians in Egypt, echoing calls there for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

    For the past six days, Egyptians in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and... read on

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  • Where are the Women in the Global Future Discourse?  Special Report from the World Economic Forum

    Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    January 29, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    It has been hard not to notice that speaker after speaker here in Davos are men. Where are the women in these conversations?

    This year, for the first time, the World Economic Forum introduced a gender quota that one in five delegates sent by strategic partners must be female. Women... read on

  • Los Angeles Demonstrations Support Egyptian People [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    January 29, 2011 | 3:37 pm

    Egyptian-Americans in Los Angeles—showing solidarity with Egyptians who have been protesting in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other Egyptian cities the past five days and calling for a regime change—came together on January 29, echoing the Egyptian peoples’ call against their president... read on

  • Do or did you know Bob Dylan—The BBC wants you

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 29, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Did you go to Hebrew school with Bob Dylan in Hibbing, Minnesota, attend his bar mitzvah, shlep to synagogue with him, meet him in Israel, or had any “Jewish” contact with him?

    If so, a British producer would like to talk to you in preparation for an upcoming BBC special, “Knocking... read on

  • Global Affairs: A Balancing Act?  Special Report from the World Economic Forum

    Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    January 28, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    As global politicians, corporate executives, and thought leaders exchange business cards at a rapid rate here in Davos, two things are clear: on the one hand these brilliant powerful leaders have great influence over the global economy, and on the other hand no one is in control of... read on

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