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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

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...
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

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...
Golda Meir, London, 1973. Public Domain, via Flickr

December 8, 1978: Golda Meir, Labor Zionist leader, diplomat and fourth Prime Minister of...

In October 1973, the State of Israel was caught off-guard by a ruthless surprise assault on two fronts by the Egyptian and Syrian armies, supported by half-a-dozen additional Arab countries. The first lines of...
From the documentary “Golda,” about Israel’s first female prime minister’s term of office. Credit: National Library of Israel.

Festival of best Israeli documentaries goes digital, with special track in English

The National Library of Israel’s sixth annual Docu.Text Film Festival is going digital, with a special track for English-speaking international audiences. The festival, running from Nov. 15-25, features award-winning documentary films, question-and-answer sessions and an array of special...