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Israeli Film Depicting IDF Soldier’s Life, Death, at a Checkpost Makes Oscar Shortlist

The film was denounced by Israel's Minister of Culture and Sports Miri Regev (Likud), who referred to it as "the result of self-flagellation and cooperation with the anti-Israel narrative."

Exhibition Explores the Movement to Free Soviet Jews

The exhibition opened last week on the 30th anniversary of “Freedom Sunday,” a momentous rally that took place on December 6, 1987, the day before Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s historic summit meeting with President Ronald Reagan.

Lebanese Paper Says Gal Gadot Is a Mossad Agent

Is Gal Gadot looking for supplementary income luring Lebanese actors into her net on behalf of the Mossad?

Lithuania, Not Israel, Embraces Surrealist Shmuel Bak with Dedicated State Museum

The Samuel Bak Museum which was opened this month is a new branch of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. Bak donated more than 60 of his paintings, and plans to send many more.

Ramallah Film Festival Dumps Director Who Shot in Tel Aviv

Doueiri, who is on the record as opposing boycotting Israel, has been arrested in September 2017 in Beirut.

Let’s Make a Deal Host Monty Hall Dead at 96

Monty Hall's wife since 1947, Marilyn Hall, died on June 5, 2017, in their home in Beverly Hills.

Watch Conan O’Brien Narrating 3,500 Years of Jewish History in 1 Minute

O'Brien has one advice regarding peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors: stick to caffeine-free coffee.

Film about Jewish Polish Director Wins Best Documentary at Venice International Festival

Waszyński was a prolific film director in prewar Poland – in the 1930s he directed 37 of the 147 films made in Poland in that decade, including the Yiddish-language film Dybbuk.

Hail the Chief Justice: Israelis Prove they Still Have a Sense of Humor

The court's security guards—not nearly as able in the humor dept.—reported the artistic offense to police which launched an investigation that includes forensics officers.

Billy Joel Wore a Yellow Star at Madison Square Garden

"Thank you Billy for reminding people what was ... so it may never ever be again," Joel's ex-wife, Christie Brinkley wrote.

When It Cools Down a Little, You Can’t Miss the Third Jerusalem Biennale for...

In honor of the Balfour Declaration centennial, Biennale2017 will showcase specially-commissioned works by three British artists exploring this watershed in recent Jewish history and host a special event in the Knesset.

Conan O’Brien to Tape Show for One Week in Israel Late August

We went online—so you won't have to—and collected Conan's Israel-related jokes that are fit to steal in a family publication.

Evangelical Leader Calls to Picket Roger Waters’ Nashville Concert

“Roger Waters is a global symbol of Jew Hatred that should not be welcome in Nashville or anywhere else in the United States of America.”

Hebrew U Launches World’s Largest Jewish Art Index

The online Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art preserves the rich artistic heritage of the Jewish people throughout time and across the globe.

Wish You Weren’t Here

A new documentary about Roger Waters, one of the most enduring rock stars, who is also one of the most recognizable spokespeople for BDS.

Jewish Wonder Women Cheer on Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot in Jerusalem

The private screening room at Cinema City in Jerusalem was sold out; the idea caught on like wildfire.

Shot over 14 Years, ‘Destination Unknown’ Probes Post-War Challenges of Holocaust Survivors

'What came across to me as unique and fresh was how do you live with pain? How do you have a life after such atrocity?'

Jordan Debating ‘Wonder Woman’ Screening After Lebanon Ban

'The lead character supports the killing of children and we should boycott the movie.'

Emirati Pop Star Hussain Al Jassmi Sings a Vision of Peace

U.S. President Donald Trump could not have done better himself in writing the anti-terrorism message for this one.

Wonder Woman Officially Banned in Lebanon

In Lebanon they're apparently afraid of strong Israeli women.

Boyaner Rebbe to Light Up Lag B’Omer Festivities Starting 1:15 Sunday Morning

Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.

Feminists Don’t Love Ivanka Trump’s New Book for Working Women

We could not find positive reviews in the mainstream and even less mainstream media, other than customers who liked the book and, according to Amazon, have actually bought a copy.

New PA Museum of Natural History Has Little to say about ‘Occupation’

'Develop respect a) for ourselves (self empowerment), b) for our fellow human beings (regardless of background), and c) for all living creatures and our shared earth.'

Moscow Jews Planning Biggest Ever Festival Since Invention of Borsht

The Limmud FSU conference, April 20-23, expects to draw more than 2,500, including Russa's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and Israel's Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.

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