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  • Israel overlooked in foreign-film Oscar noms

    By Tom Tugend

    January 2, 2014 | 11:13 am

    Israel is out and Palestine is in the Oscar race, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Dec. 20 its nine semi-finalists in the best foreign-language film category.

    Both Israel’s entry, “Bethlehem,” and the Palestinian “Omar” reflect the intensity of the...

  • Joint Israeli-Palestinian film broadcast simultaneously on Channel 2 and Ma’an

    October 2, 2013 | 10:59 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    United by the small screen, Israelis and Palestinians will transcend their divisions this week when “Under the Same Sun,” a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is broadcast simultaneously on Israel’s Channel 2 and the...

  • Weisz Gets Gold;  ‘Munich’ Out in the Cold

    By Tom Tugend

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Munich" and "Paradise Now," two films subjected to considerable controversy in the American Jewish community and Israel, came up empty-handed at Sunday evening's Academy Awards ceremonies.

    Not at all controversial was the selection of Rachel Weisz as best supporting actress in "The...

  • This Week - Not Our Movie

    By Rob Eshman

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    By launching a public, pre-Oscar campaign against the movie "Paradise Now," Jewish activists all but guaranteed that people who might not otherwise see the movie would now be curious to give it a chance.

    I was among the curious.

    "Paradise Now," written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad,...

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  • Nominated for Best Foreign Film Are…

    By Tom Tugend

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    On Tuesday, at the indecent hour of 5:30 a.m., when some sleepy official reads off the nominations for the 78th Academy Awards, it's likely no one will follow the announcements more anxiously than filmmakers in 58 foreign countries.

    Each of these nations has submitted its supposedly...

  • What Makes Bombers Tick in ‘Paradise’?

    By Marc Ballon

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In his riveting new film, "Paradise Now," Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad paints an ugly picture of Israeli occupation and the harsh consequences he believes flow from it, namely suicide bombers. The movie, which won the Blue Angel Award for best European film at this year's...