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Alma Har'el attends the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Credit: Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.

Israeli director Alma Har’el signs TV deal with Amazon Studios

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Alma Har’el, the award-winning Israeli director behind Shia LaBeouf’s 2019 autobiographical drama “Honey Boy,” has penned a television deal with Amazon Studios. Har’el and her newly formed production company, Zusa, will work with the studio...
British actress Helen Miren meets with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at City Hall, June 22, 2016. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Helen Mirren to portray Golda Meir in new film on Yom Kippur War

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Oscar-winning British actress Helen Mirren will play the role of iconic Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in an upcoming biographical film Golda. The movie will be directed by Oscar-winning Israeli director Guy Nattiv. Production is...
Aerial view of buildings in the University of California, Berkeley campus with a view towards the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Credit: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock.

Educational video charts history of anti-Semitism for use on college campuses

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The Academic Engagement Network (AEN) announces a new video, “Antisemitism in Our Midst,” which charts the history of anti-Semitism, from its ancient origins to its contemporary manifestations. The video was created as part of the...
A still from the PBS documentary “Til Kingdom Come.” Credit: PBS.

PBS postpones ‘Til Kingdom Come’ on Israel, evangelicals pending review of material

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PBS has postponed its broadcast of the documentary “Til Kingdom Come” after the media watchdog group CAMERA raised concerns over factual errors. “In response to communication from CAMERA, PBS notified our senior staff on March 26 that...
Yaphet Kotto. Source: Screenshot.

Jewish actor Yaphet Kotto, star of ‘Alien,’ Bond villain, dies at age 81

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Actor Yaphet Kotto, who starred in the film “Alien” and played the first black James Bond villain, died on March 14 at the age of 81, his wife announced on Facebook. Kotto’s wife of 24...
Shira Haas during a March 4, 2020 interview with “Elle UK” magazine. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli actress Shira Haas to star in new American TV series about Golda Meir

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Israeli actress Shira Haas, best known as the star of the Netflix four-part series “Unorthodox” and for her role in the popular Israeli TV drama “Shtisel,” has been tapped to play Israeli Prime Minister...
Lottie and Howard Marcus at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva. Credit: Courtesy.

Film to explore Holocaust survivors who gave largest-ever donation to Israel

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Stone Canyon Entertainment announced the start of production on a documentary about a couple who bequeathed nearly half a billion dollars to Israel—the largest donation in the country’s history. “Who Are the Marcuses?” will start...
Nine Hollywood men charged with contempt of Congress give themselves up to the U.S. marshal on Dec. 10, 1947. From right: Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Alvah Bessie, Albert Maltz, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Samuel Ornitz, Edward Dmytryk and Robert Adrian Scott.

The Hollywood blacklist is back, and Jewish liberals are fine with it

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One of the staples of the Los Angeles entertainment world in the last few decades has been stories that depict the unfairness and cruelty of the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s. At the height...
A still from the Israeli film “Asia.” Credit: Tribeca Film Festival.

Shira Haas, ‘Asia’ win Israel’s Ophir Awards

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The mother-daughter drama “Asia” was named Best Picture at the Israeli Academy of Film and Television’s Ophir Awards, automatically becoming Israel’s entry in the Best International Feature category at the Oscars next spring. “Unorthodox”...
Israeli actress Gal Gadot (right) with Patty Jenkins, who is directing a new “Cleopatra” film. Source: Screenshot.

The woke world goes to war against ‘Wonder Woman’

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I’m not sure the world needed another movie about Cleopatra. And the career arc of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who became an international superstar with her “Wonder Woman” films, isn’t something that matters all...