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  • Israel Film Festival and Hollywood: A match made in Heaven

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 8, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    By now it has become a celebrated fact that the Israeli creative industry is in the throes of a modern renaissance. This makes the annual Israel Film Festival — set to roll out the red carpet for its 27th year next March — a gift to Los Angeles and its two-week film program an...

  • 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...

  • Israelis Win at 2011 Sundance Film Festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 30, 2011 | 8:07 pm

    By Larry Mark

    Two Israeli filmmakers were among the official award recipients of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which ended today.

    Erez Kav-El won the award for best world cinema dramatic screenplay for his script for ”Restoration,” the only Israeli film in the official...

  • History plays a role in Festival selections

    By Meredith Price

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    From the titles alone, one might guess that this year's documentaries at the 23rd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles have something to do with Israeli history. Indeed, according to Meir Fenigstein, the founder and executive director of the festival, who is a Tel Aviv native, this...
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  • Are You There God?  It’s Me, Israel

    By Amy Klein

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The year is 1999, and on the Israeli TV miniseries, "Catching the Sky," Nurit walks into her Tel Aviv kitchen at the crack of dawn to find her husband doing something completely shocking and inexplicable.

    "What are you doing?" Nurit asks him.

    "Praying Shacharit," Roni says, referring...

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