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For Israelis, both despair and delight at “Ajami” Oscar loss

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/for_israelis_both_despair_and_delight_at_ajami_oscar_loss_20100308

At the official Oscar party for the Israeli foreign film nominee “Ajami,” the tension between art and politics threatened to overwhelm the night. And rather than celebrate a win for the third consecutive Israeli film to be nominated for an Oscar, private sighs of relief followed the film’s loss to Argentina.

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