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  • Yehuda Avner, Ambassador and Advisor, Dies at 86

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 23, 2015 | 11:32 pm

    Yehuda Avner, a senior advisor and speechwriter to five Israeli prime ministers and an articulate chronicler of the Jewish state’s history, died March 24, 2015 in Jerusalem.

    Avner served as advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, as...

  • The pioneers: A revealing look at Israel’s early prime ministers

    By Tom Tugend

    September 6, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Moriah Films, the documentary-making arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has bitten off another solid chunk of Israeli history in “The Prime Ministers,” a film based on the lively book of the same title by Yehuda Avner, who doubles as the chief narrator of the two-part production.

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  • The pragmatists

    By Rob Eshman

    April 25, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    Yehuda Avner arrived in Israel in 1947 from his native Manchester, England, as an idealistic religious Zionist. His keen intellect landed him a post in the foreign service, and his English proficiency almost guaranteed that he would be the designated note taker as he traveled with...

  • Avner’s ‘Prime Ministers’ to be adapted for two U.S. films

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 16, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Two American producer-directors, on opposite coasts, are in the process of turning Yehuda Avner’s book “The Prime Ministers” into separate films.

    In Los Angeles, Oscar winner Richard Trank has started work on a documentary based on Avner’s best-seller and expects to complete...

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