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Oy! ‘The Muslims Are Coming’ to your town

By Tom Tugend

September 12, 2013 | 11:35 am

Co-directors Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah on the campaign trail

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... read on
  • Oscar contenders focus on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    By Tom Tugend

    January 22, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    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 who headed Israel’s Shin Bet internal security and counter-terrorism apparatus over the past... 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Anti-Muslim filmmaker not “Israeli Jew”

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2012 | 11:25 am

    An anti-Muslim film, which has triggered riots in Muslim countries and the death of four American diplomats, was apparently the work of a Christian Coptic in California, rather than an “Israeli Jew,” as first reported.
     
    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula identified himself to the... 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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