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Steve Buscemi Plays Richard Gere’s Rabbi In This New Film

By On April 18, 2017

One day, a Jewish American fixer named Norman Oppenheimer and played, oddly enough, by Richard Gere, buys a jaded Israeli politician named Micha Eshel a pair of $1000 shoes after seeing him speak at… Read More

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Banksy’s Israeli-Palestinian Pillow Fight in a West Bank Hotel

By On March 7, 2017

For five-star accommodation, excellent turndown service, and a fine-tuned political consciousness, look no further than the latest creation of Banksy, the anonymous satirical British graffiti artist whose new hotel has scenic views… Read More

The Radical Israeli Activists Who Golda Meir Famously Called "Not Nice"
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The Radical Israeli Activists Who Golda Meir Famously Called “Not Nice”

By On June 22, 2016

The Black Lives Matters movement has rich precedents not just in the American Black Panthers movement of the 1960s and 1970s, but in an Israeli activist group of the same name. Back… Read More

Being Dead Hasn't Stopped Rabin From Narrating His New Biopic
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Yitzhak Rabin Narrates His New Biopic From The Grave

By On May 6, 2016

  “I think you could say I’m an introverted person. I don’t know if I’m friendly or unfriendly.” These words, spoken by an uncharacteristically confessional Yitzhak Rabin, mark the start of Israeli… Read More

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How a Chocolate Bar Drove Israeli Women from the Polls

By On March 18, 2015

In the U.S., courting female voters involves plenty of silly political acrobatics in the name of women — including claiming, as one nameless presidential candidate once did, that you have binders full… Read More

The Israeli Micronation You Never Knew Existed
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The Israeli Micronation You Never Knew Existed  

By On January 22, 2015

  Looking for some relative peace and quiet in the Middle East? Look no farther than Akhzivland, a micronation on Israel’s northern coast, near Nahariya. Officially a mere 10,000 square meters, this tiny… Read More

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Play Israeli Youths’ Hilarious New “Push the Bibi” Video Game!

By On January 14, 2015

In the age of the political gaffe, how could Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu’s now-notorious push to the front of the memorial march in Paris last week not turn heads? Fellow Israelis did a… Read More

The Israeli James Bond
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The Israeli James Bond

By On August 8, 2014

The name’s Cohen, Eli Cohen. Born to Jewish and Zionist parents in 1926, Israel defense was in Cohen’s blood from the start. After being spurned by the Mossad in the late 1950s, the Egyptian-born Cohen… Read More

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The Israeli Left Calls Home

By On May 2, 2014

What if there was a cutting-edge news site that delved into thorny social and political issues in the place you live, covering subjects that no one else covers, with writers you’d love… Read More

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Israeli Zombies Hit the Big Screen

By On November 21, 2013

When an Israeli Defense Forces special ops unit heads to Lebanon to capture a Hezbollah leader, they’re expecting trouble. But not in the form they find it. Welcome to Cannon Fodder, Israel’s first-ever zombie movie. The… Read More

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Will the Real Menachem Begin Please Stand Up?

By On October 18, 2013

Have you ever wished you could be a fly on the wall in the chambers of Israel’s political elite? In The Prime Ministers, a new documentary from Moriah Films that premieres in NYC today, you… Read More

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A Modern Hebrew / Arabic Bard

By On July 8, 2013

When he begins writing poetry, Hezkel, one of the protagonists of Almog Behar’s novel Rachel and Ezekiel (2011), says to himself: “Perhaps if I add lines that I heard during prayers, and religious verse… Read More