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Oscar contenders focus on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Tom Tugend

January 22, 2013 | 1:02 pm

The Israeli films "The Gatekeepers" and "5 Broken Cameras" are nominated as best documentary in the Academy Awards. (Sony Picture Classics/Alegria Productions)

Two films on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in the final lap of five Oscar contenders for best documentary feature.

“The Gatekeepers” is told from the perspective of the six men... read on

  • Israeli movie wins top prize at Palm Springs film fest

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 13, 2013 | 10:12 pm

    The Israeli movie “Fill the Void” has been named best foreign-language film, beating out entries from 41 other countries, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in Southern California.

    The International Federation of Film Critics' (FIPRESCI) prize for the Israeli entry... read on

  • Two-and-a-half Jews spearhead Oscar nominations

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 10, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Spearheaded by two-and-a-half Jews, “Lincoln” led the field with 12 Oscar nominations, announced Thursday (1/10) morning.

    Nominated in their respective categories were Steven Spielberg as director, as well as co-producer (with Kathleen Kennedy), playwright Tony Kushner for best... read on

  • ‘Fill the Void’ not on Oscar foreign language film shortlist

    By Tom Tugend

    December 21, 2012 | 9:44 am

    Israel’s Oscar-nomination run hit another bump Friday , when “Fill the Void,” the country’s entry, failed to make the list of nine semi-finalists among foreign-language films.

    This year’s entries from 71 countries showed a renewed interest in Holocaust and World War II themes.... read on

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  • Parents from JCC shooting offer advice on coping

    By Tom Tugend

    December 19, 2012 | 11:52 am

    After each shooting rampage, such as the one last week that took 26 lives at a Connecticut elementary school and the one at a Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills 13 years ago, the circle of victims reaches far beyond the wounded and the dead.

    When the targets are children,... read on

  • Nan Tepper and Richard Horvitz star in Jeffrey Hatcher’s ‘Mrs. Mannerly’

    By Tom Tugend

    November 26, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Mrs. Mannerly

    Nan Tepper in the title role and Richard Horvitz as multiple characters star in "Mrs. Mannerly," a Jeffrey Hatcher comedy playing through Dec. 15 at Theatre 40 on the Beverly Hills High School campus. Performances start Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, phone (310) 364-0535 or visit www.theatre40.org. Photo by Ed Krieger

  • Israel Philharmonic concert: Music, media and protesters

    By Tom Tugend

    October 31, 2012 | 5:05 pm

    The Israel Philharmonic and Maestro Zubin Mehta gave an audience of more than 2,200 at Disney Hall an evening to remember.

    At Tuesday evening’s (10/30) concert, the stirring renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and Hatikvah, the often mangled national anthems, opened the... read on

  • Late news: Zionists corrupted Napoleon

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 20, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    Amidst the plethora of news reports, keen analyses and entrails divinations on the Muslim Middle East, MEMRI stands out as a key resource in grasping what the Arab man-in-the-street is absorbing through his newspapers, radio and television broadcasts, mosque sermons and school text... read on

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Tom is a contributing editor for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and the West Coast correspondent for the Jerusalem Post in Israel, Jewish Chronicle in Britain, and...

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