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Cinema that reflects reality

Cinema that reflects reality

It is fairly well known that President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, are film buffs. Thus, when they were asked to host a group of actors, producers, directors, screenwriters, teachers and students who all had strong connections with Jerusalem’s Ma’aleh School of Film, they were more than happy to oblige. The meeting took place at the President’s Residence, just […]

Jewish-Christian Bible Bloc party approved by registrar

Jewish-Christian Bible Bloc party approved by registrar

There will be a joint Jewish-Christian list that will run in the next general election, after the party registrar’s office recently approved the candidacy of a new party called The Bible Bloc Party (Gush Hatanachi in Hebrew.) The party will seek the support of non-Jewish Russian immigrants from the former Soviet Union and their spouses and Christian Arabs. Party founder […]

Policeman accused of wounding Farah suspended from unit

Policeman accused of wounding Farah suspended from unit

The police officer accused of breaking the knee of Arab-Israeli activist Jafar Farah after arresting him during a protest in Haifa last week has been suspended from his unit for several days while the Police Investigation Unit looks into the incident, the Israel Police said on Wednesday. Responding to reports that the officer had been expelled, the statement said, “No […]

First Polish writer to win Man Booker prize has odd relationship with Jews

First Polish writer to win Man Booker prize has odd relationship with Jews

Best-selling author Olga Tokarczuk became first Polish author to win Man Booker International prize on Tuesday for her novel Flights. "I would like to also mention that I am the very first winner of this International Man Booker Prize as a Pole, with the Polish language," she said in her acceptance speech, "which I‘m very proud [of]." Be the first […]

Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis

One of the most influential Middle East scholars, Bernard Lewis, died Saturday, two weeks short of his 102nd birthday, in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. Lewis, who will be buried at the Trumpeldor Cemetery in Tel Aviv on Thursday, had a major impact on US foreign policy, particularly under the presidency of George W. Bush. He briefed vice president Dick Cheney […]

Kushner receives permanent security clearance

Kushner receives permanent security clearance

WASHINGTON – Jared Kushner, who is leading a White House effort to jump-start peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, has been granted security clearance after operating for months without it, US media outlets reported on Wednesday. Citing officials familiar with the matter, CNN did not detail Kushner’s level of clearance or what caused law-enforcement authorities to grant it. But […]

French PM cancels visit, cites ‘domestic’ reasons

French PM cancels visit, cites ‘domestic’ reasons

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Wednesday canceled a planned two-day trip to Israel next week, with his office attributing the cancellation to “domestic” issues he needs to tend to. Philippe was scheduled to arrive on May 31 to take part in the launch of a French-Israel cultural event called the Season of Culture to mark 70 years of diplomatic […]