Jewish Journal

Mofaz is back (and forth)!

By Noga Gur-Arieh

July 18, 2012 | 6:14 am

What's next? Nobody knows. Mofaz

I am not a political analyst. I can’t foresee political scandals and can’t predict politicians’ next moves. I am nothing but a common Israeli citizen who reads the paper. My modest point of... read on

  • How can Woody Allen make Israel’s tourism flourish

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 17, 2012 | 10:43 am

    I just so happened to watch To Rome with Love the very same day I read that Woody Allen said he is not ruling out the possibility to film in Israel. I am not a big Allen fan, and accordingly, I had a bit of a difficulty to connect to the somewhat strange plot. But in spite of the... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 12 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 15, 2012 | 11:52 am

    •David Siegel, the Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, decided to give Israel a small piece of advice on to how attract big Hollywood productions its way. According to Siegel, there is an increasing interest from Hollywood producers to film in Israel thanks to the diverse... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 13, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    Ha Chov (The Debt), is a 2007 Israeli drama-thriller film directed by Assaf Bernstein, starring Gila Almagor, Neta Garty, Itay Tiran, Oded Teomi, Yuriy Chepurnov, and Oleg Drach.

    In the center of the plot there is an Israeli Mossad team who in captured a notorious Nazi doctor who... read on

  • The uninteresting legality of settlements

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 10, 2012 | 6:00 am

    My co-blogger, Shmuel Rosner, mentioned in one of his latest posts, that the Israeli settlements are legal. “A judiciary committee has concluded that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are in ‎fact legal. The West Bank, the committee believes, is not occupied territory and... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 11 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 8, 2012 | 11:20 am

    •The Israel native and Hollywood’s sensational star, Sacha Baron Cohen, arrived in Israel last Wednesday. The Dictator star stayed in a hotel in Tel-Aviv, along with his wife, actress Isla Fisher, and two daughters. This is not his first visit in Israel. Noam (his Hebrew name),... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 6, 2012 | 7:40 am

    Shotei Ha’nevua (“The Fools of Prophecy”) was an Israeli band, who broke up in 2007, but their music still have a major part in Israel’s music scene. Their music is a fusion of Dub-Raggae with Hip-Hop and Dance music, with an addition of a Mediterranean flavor.

    Shotei Ha’nevua even... read on

  • Protests Spring

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 4, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Last year, the world entered a new phase of protests calling for social justice. It probably existed earlier, that longing for equality in the society, but last summer, the entire world felt it simultaneously. Israel, of course, took a meaningful part in the summer of protests. I am... read on

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