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Israel out, Palestinians in Oscar race

By  Tom Tugend

December 20, 2013 | 1:48 pm

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Israel is out and Palestine is in the Oscar race, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday (12/20) announced nine semi-finalists in the best foreign-language film... read on

  • Oy! ‘The Muslims Are Coming’ to your town

    By Tom Tugend

    September 12, 2013 | 11:35 am

    The Muslims Are Coming to your town, led by two stand-up comedians wielding the traditional weapons of America’s ethnic minorities.
     
    The two Muslim-American comics tell jokes, play off their negative stereotypes and parade around with signs asking passersby to “Hug a Muslim.”
    ... read on
  • ‘Hannah Arendt’ — the thinking person’s action film

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 2, 2013 | 12:05 am

    Movie mavens may have to come up with a new genre to classify “Hannah Arendt.”

    It is an action film, as New York Times critic A.O. Scott suggests, but one in which the protagonists fight with ideas, theories and interpretations on a battle field where a questionable hypothesis... 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • I remember Pete Steffens

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 19, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    Pete Steffens, journalist, teacher, political activist and champion swimmer, died on Aug. 23, at 87, in Nanaimo on Canada’s Vancouver Island, and I lost a friend of 60 years standing.

    Pete had the privilege, and the burden, of being the son of a very famous father, muckraker... 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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