web analytics
July 1, 2015 / 14 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Home » Sections » Arts »

The Very Best of Israel on the Silver Screen

Yonathan Netanyahu

Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90

In this film, you see a side of Israel most do not usually see when reading newspapers or opinion pieces.  While the Entebbe raid is the backdrop, and is the opening and closing features of the life of this celebrated hero, the writers used Netanyahu’s poetry to his wife, letters of pain and wonder to his parents and brothers, and interviews with many who were pivotal in his life to show the depth and thoughtfulness of the man.  It contains some of the last images and comments of Benzion Netanyahu, Yoni’s father, who passed away in April, speaking warmly and proudly of his son, and serves as a tribute to him as well.

The movie offers a new perspective on the individuals who make up the country, showing reflection and personal struggle, both as to the politics and the land itself, as well as the need to fight for survival.  This depiction truly enhances the image of the Jewish state by offering insight into the mind of someone we all figured until now to be a military figure.  He was that and was more: he was a poet, a prolific writer, a dreamer and someone who was deeply conflicted over the mission he knew he had to devote his life to accomplishing – ensuring Israel’s survival.

The film production is a private venture that promotes the best of Israel, and the business model used helps to create other projects that aim to do the same.  With these types of ventures, Israel will be well spoken for.  See the film if you can.

About the Author: Juda Engelmayer is an executive with the NY PR agency, 5WPR


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “The Very Best of Israel on the Silver Screen”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
investing-in-gold_4548807_lrg
What Sanctions? Iran Receives 13 Tons of Gold From S. Africa
Latest Sections Stories

Anna Henriques, who hopes to one day head back to Jamaica, says, “Rabbi Raskin must be willing to respect what exists in Jamaica. The way to the future is to gently bring in the traditions of the past and at the same time embrace the idiosyncrasies of the Jamaican people.”

Food-Talk---Eller-logo

The Silver Platter has it all: gorgeous photography, oodles of useful tips and, more importantly, incredible recipes that you will find yourself making again and again.

Emmer-052915-History

It may be that seeking to connect with the past is rooted in the impermanence and impersonality of modern life.

It is very hard to build a healthy marriage when you do not have good role models.

My best book is one that hasn’t been published yet.

We tend to justify and idealize this division with pride attributing these tendencies as demonstrating a higher level of kedushah.

Everyone in the kehilla can get involved, she added, and mothers can network with each other.

On her first ever trip to Israel last week, popular radio talk-show personality and clinical psychologist Dr. Joy Browne, whose spirited broadcasts regularly attract millions of listeners across North America, paid a visit to OneFamily headquarters in Jerusalem in order to learn more about the physical and emotional challenges faced by victims of terror in […]

With the famous Touro Synagogue, a variety of mansions, each with its own distinct personality, as well as the beautiful coast, Rhode Island makes for an excellent vacation spot.

To avoid all this waste and unnecessary anxiety, let’s break the task down step by step and tackle each one at a time.

While there are those who insist they need full-color photos to be truly entranced by a recipe, I suggest you get over that particular requirement because the written word here will draw you in and cause you to salivate as you peruse the recipes scattered throughout The Well-Spiced Life (Israel Book Shop).

For those who couldn’t go off base, a personal parcel was priceless in its ability to convey a feeling of home.

More Articles from Juda Engelmayer
Yonathan Netanyahu

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story is a documentary about the life of a true Israeli hero. But the film is not a mere recounting of the famous Entebbe Raid, it is an honest retrospective of the life of the young, academic, passionate and poetic son, brother, friend, boyfriend, and husband Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu. And it shows a side of Israel that a ‘Hasbara’ campaign can’t capture.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/arts/the-very-best-of-israel-on-the-silver-screen/2012/05/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: