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  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • TV: Tishby gives Israeli drama American ‘Treatment’

    By Susan Karlin

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Noa Tishby moved from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, it was to make it as an actress. Two years later, she's now a history-making producer, spearheading the first original Israeli TV drama series to be picked up by an American network.

    HBO has already ordered a full season of an...

  • The Six-Day War changed Israel’s film industry forever

    By George Robinson

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Consider Thorold Dickinson's 1954 film, "Hill 24 Doesn't Answer," and Baruch Dinar's landmark 1960 drama, "They Were Ten."

    Each film has a tragic ending in which the death of Zionist patriots is a necessary prelude to the founding of a Jewish state.

    Then look at Uri Zohar's...
  • Israel’s military women fight to get real story on big screen

    By Curt Schleier

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As Vidi Bilu recalls it, she and Dalia Hager were working on a series they were hoping to sell to Israeli television, when their conversation turned to their experiences in the military. Even in the Holy Land, it is not typical for women "to talk about their memories of the army,"...
  • Fourteen Soldiers

    By Rabbi Daniel Gordis

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 -- By the end of the day, we got the official news. It's hard to describe what 14 soldiers killed means in a country like this. Every soldier killed here is an enormous loss -- this is a small country. The news carries stories about him, his family and often, why...