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  • Lights, Camera, Shalom! Major Movie Studios Producing Slew of Pro-Israeli Films

    August 27, 2014 | 10:43 am

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging.

    Since the Jewish state began defending itself from the approximately...

  • ‘Yossi’ gets second chance at love

    By Tom Tugend

    January 30, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    Yossi, the central character in the new eponymous Israeli movie, has changed over the past 10 years, and so have Israel and the world.

    In 2002, director Eytan Fox introduced him in “Yossi & Jagger,” which became Israel’s highest-grossing film abroad, up to that time.


  • George Clooney to chase Nazi-looted art

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 7, 2012 | 10:17 pm

    Hollywood isn’t through yet with chasing after Nazis, nor with adapting successful Israeli productions, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    George Clooney, hot off his highly praised “The Descendants” and “The Ides of March,” has optioned, and will most likely star, in...

  • 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...

  • Magnificent Seven: The Israeli Film Fest salutes Oscar nominees

    By Tom Tugend

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    This has been a banner year for Israel's small but increasingly prestigious movie industry, but even in earlier decades, the country's filmmakers came up with Oscar-worthy presentations.

    To mark these achievements, the 23rd Israel Film Festival will screen all seven Academy...