An early audience favorite

Skin, a powerful drama by Israeli director Guy Nattiv about an American skinhead who renounces violence, drew an enthusiastic response from the audience when it was screened as part of the Panorama section of the Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festival. A shorter version of this film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. Jamie Bell, who […]

Koolulam cover of Matisyahu song chosen for World Radio Day

An Israeli version of "One Day," the hit song by Jewish-American singer Matisyahu, was chosen by World Radio Day to be broadcasted on over 2,000 radio stations worldwide. The version of the song was performed by along with 3,000 audience participants in Haifa. Led by musical director Ben Yefet, Koolulam concerts incorporate participation with a diverse audience of Jews, Christians and […]

Platforms, not attacks

‘We hear about mergers, divisions, hit lists, speeches and videos,” Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said of his fellow politicians this week. “The one thing they all forgot to say is what they plan to do for the good of the public.” Kahlon is right. The big stories about politics in this election cycle have had almost nothing to do with […]

Holocaust survivors and Nazi descendants unite in March of Life conference

The Fourth Annual March of Life conference is set to take place between February 15-17 in Tuebingen, with friends and supporters of the March of Life movement attending the conference, which runs under the slogan "Living Memory – Reconciled into the Future – An audible voice against Antisemitism." The March of Life was founded in 2007 by Jobst and Charlotte […]

Pence speech on Iran highlights U.S. divide with Europe

FRANKFURT — US Vice President Mike Pence chastised European powers on Thursday for resisting the Trump administration‘s campaign of maximum pressure on Iran, addressing a conference in Warsaw largely boycotted by EU nations. Israel and Gulf Arab states made a rare public show of unity at the conference. But Great Britain and Italy were the only two EU nations in […]

Amazon won‘t build headquarters in New York after political opposition

Amazon Inc said Thursday it will not move forward with plans to build a headquarters in New York after rising opposition from local politicians. The company said it will not reopen the search process "at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices […]

Newest batch of Border Defense Force officers graduates

Two years after the IDF’s Border Defense Force was established, the array’s newest officers graduated on Thursday. The 53 men and women who made up the 5th Border Defense Force officers course graduated after a four month course at the IDF’s Officer’s School and a four month long advanced training course at the Border Defense School at the Sayarim base […]