Jewish Journal

You want a peace of the Zohan?

By Tom Tugend

June 3, 2008 | 11:52 am

At age 60, when even the more virile tend to slow down, Israel has replaced Italy as the native habitat of the sex stud.

That’s the uplifting message from “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,”... read full article

  • VIDEO: Jon Voight—‘Israel is a blessing for the whole world’

    June 2, 2008 | 9:10 pm

    Oscar winner Jon Voight on Israeli TV last month.

  • All signs point to Olmert’s ouster

    By Leslie Susser

    June 2, 2008 | 2:46 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—The media and the political establishment in Israel already have decided: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is through.

    The cover on Ma’ariv’s weekend political magazine shows a framed portrait of a sad-looking Olmert on the wall of a government office with the caption...

  • Iran sanctions figure large in AIPAC lobbying

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 2, 2008 | 11:30 am

    As 5,000 AIPAC activists ascend Capitol Hill this week, they will be pushing a multifaceted agenda with a clear bottom line: It’s the sanctions, stupid.

    Some new wrinkles in the lobbying blitz that traditionally follows the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy...

  • Los Angeles Israeli Film Festival put focus on social justice—and secrets

    By Amy Klein

    May 29, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Critics and audiences alike can try to search for a political message in the 23rd Israeli Film Festival's premiere films.

    It's not easy being apolitical when it comes to Israeli films -- films that foreign audiences often view through the prism of the Israel-Palestinian/Middle East...

  • Israeli talks with Syrians make sense

    By MJ Rosenberg

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Dore Gold, a former official in several Likud governments, is appalled at reports that the Israeli government has entered into serious negotiations with Syria.

    "In a period in which Iran is on the march and extending its influence from Lebanon to Iraq, for Israel to consider giving...

  • Tale of the ‘Stranger’ leaps from book to musical

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    It was 1985, and many of the Ethiopian Jews who'd been airlifted from Sudan were being housed in a hotel in Netanya, Israel. When writer Sonia Levitin entered the temporary nursery, she was particularly struck by all the babies and toddlers who'd been born since their families had...
  • Israeli films take a lead role at Cannes

    By Jane Ulman

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Against a backdrop of threatening skies, clearly not a metaphor for the future of Israel's film industry, two Israeli feature films premiered on May 15, opening day of the 61st Cannes Film Festival. And a short by Israeli student filmmaker Elad Keidan took first prize in the...

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