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  • Comedies, drama, even Mafia supplant conflict at Israel Film Festival

     Comedies, drama, even Mafia supplant conflict at Israel Film Festival
    It's a change three decades in the making, said the founder and executive director of the Israel Film Festival: a real coming of age of Israeli cinema. "We had a lot of films about the Arab-Israeli conflict," said Meir Fenigstein, who has presented...
  • 'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories

    'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories
    Assaf Gavron's 2010 novel "Almost Dead" does something I would have thought impossible — it makes satire out of terrorism. The story of a man who becomes an Israeli national hero after surviving three attacks in a single week, the book offers a...
  • Israeli soldiers fatally shoot Palestinian teenager in West Bank

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian who allegedly was throwing firebombs at highway traffic in the West Bank on Friday night, news reports and sources said. Urweh Hammed was shot and killed in the village of Silwad, north of...
  • 'Homeland' actor stars in Israeli indie feature

    'Homeland' actor stars in Israeli indie feature
    Navid Negahban's most famous alter ago, "Homeland" terrorist mastermind Abu Nazir, was certainly no fan of Israel. But Negahban, whose quiet, almost sympathetic performance of the jihadist shot him to fame in 2011, fell in love with the Jewish state while...
  • Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before...
  • Two Israeli soldiers wounded in cross-border attack from Egypt

    Two Israeli soldiers were injured Wednesday in a shooting along the border with Egypt, Israel’s military reported. According to preliminary information offered by army officials, shots and an anti-tank missile were fired at an Israeli military...
  • Study: Wealthy older Americans worse off than poorest counterparts in other countries

    Study: Wealthy older Americans worse off than poorest counterparts in other countries
    Tel Aviv — The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" — was signed into law in 2010 and promised the largest overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the 1960s. Designed to provide medical care to uninsured Americans, it has been widely...
  • Finding Chicagoans in the Holy Land

    Finding Chicagoans in the Holy Land
    During my trip to Israel this summer, I reported two in-depth Tribune stories that didn't leave a lot of time for sightseeing. The first was Kathy Bergen's piece on Israel's high-tech success, and the second I'll hopefully be able to share soon. I...
  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'
    In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
  • As the High Holiday season ends, where do we begin?

    As the High Holiday season ends, where do we begin?
    At The UN, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared; "The Rebbe of Lubavitch told me that it was my mission to come into this dark room filled with lies about my people and light a candle of truth, thus pushing away its darkness." Since then, the New Year of...
  • From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target

    From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
    The opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" opened this week in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists' murder of an elderly Jewish tourist in a wheelchair, its staging for...