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Tom Tugend, JTA
Tom Tugend, JTA

Oscar-nominated ‘Omar’ puts Israelis in harsh light

LOS ANGELES — For cinematic observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this is a banner year, with both sides choosing Oscar submissions that center on the Israeli...

‘Hannah Arendt’ captures intensity of intellectual combat

LOS ANGELES — Movie mavens may have to come up with a new genre to classify “Hannah Arendt,” the biopic of the German-Jewish philosopher. New York Times critic A.O....

Three filmmakers document the Israeli air force’s early struggles

LOS ANGELES — Some 65 years after a band of foreign volunteers took to the skies to ensure Israel’s birth and survival, filmmakers are racing to bring their exploits...

The Dybbuk is back

LOS ANGELES — Thought your daughter’s odd behavior was just another preteen phase? There may be an alternate explanation: The dybbuk is back. The malevolent spirit...

Instead of going to London, pilot fought for Israeli independence

LOS ANGELES — After a 64-year detour, Mitchell Flint, a former fighter pilot for the US and Israel, has finally landed for the London Olympic Games. In the summer of...

Israel’s Cedar hopes for another nod at Oscars

LOS ANGELES — Joseph Cedar is on a pretty good run: The Israeli director has made four movies in his 11-year career, and the first three have represented his country at...

Judea Pearl’s futuristic quest — the perfect robot

LOS ANGELES — A man arrives at an airport for a flight, and as he goes through security the agent asks some questions. Did anyone help him pack his suitcase? What is...

1919 ‘Hitler Letter’is earliest reflection of anti-Semitism

LOS ANGELES — Ten months after WW I ended, a 30-year-old German army veteran wrote a two-page letter in which he explained the “Jewish question” on a “rational” and...

‘A Film Unfinished’: Wehrmacht film crew’s reels lost for decades

LOS ANGELES — The place is the Warsaw Ghetto, the year 1942, and the black-and-white footage shows fashionably dressed men and women, with yellow Stars of David as...

PBS sheds light on the Holocaust with timely specials

LOS ANGELES — The Public Broadcasting Service will offer US television viewers a concentrated history lesson during Holocaust Remembrance Week, with seven films and...

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