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  • Netanyahu, Israel Prize judges clash over alleged politicization

    February 12, 2015 | 12:55 pm

    Several judges from Israel’s prestigious Israel Prize resigned, accusing the Prime Minister’s Office of political meddling.

    Six judges resigned from the literary panel after the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vetoed nominations for two other judges, apparently due to...

  • Israel Prize-winning actress Hanna Maron dies at 90

    June 2, 2014 | 10:59 am

    Israeli actress Hanna Maron, who won the Israel Prize for her screen and stage career, has died.

    Maron died Friday in Tel Aviv. She was 90.

    The 1973 Israel Prize recipient for theater also was recognized in 2011 by the Guinness World Records as the actress with the longest...

  • Israel Prizes awarded in special ceremony

    May 10, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Ten Israelis were awarded the Israel Prize, the country’s greatest national honor.

    The prizes were awarded Tuesday night during the ceremony held annually at the close of Israel Independence Day.

    Lifetime achievement awards were presented to Hulda Gurvitaz and Eli Elaluf.


  • ‘Disco Rabbi’ asks L.A. to help Israel’s poor

    By Tom Tugend

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Some 40 Hollywood lawyers, business agents and performers were sitting around a long oval conference table at a prominent Century City law firm, munching on a Continental breakfast and exchanging trade talk when the morning's speaker walked in.

    He was a tall, lean man with a long...

  • A Garden Tour of Biblical Proportions

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Majestic fig trees bear their succulent fruit amid enormous leaves. Boughs of olives suggest the impending harvest as their color changes from green to black. Massive citrons emit their magnificent scent.

    You've just entered Neot Kedumim, Israel's biblical landscape reserve. With...