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  • 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...