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  • Stranger than fiction

    There’s something very familiar about Operation Finale, written by debut screenwriter Matthew Orton and directed by Chris Weitz. The film chronicles the thrilling, stranger-than-fiction 1960 Mossad operation to kidnap principal Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann from Argentina and extradite him to Israel to be tried for war crimes. The event was depicted in the 1996 TV movie The Man Who Captured […]

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  • Shofar to come to hundreds of parks throughout Israel

    On both days of Rosh Hashana, Ohr Torah Stone network‘s "Yachad" program will run the "Shofar in the Park" initiative across Israel. The program is in partnership with the and the Israeli Corporation of Community Centers. "Shofar in the Park" will bring the spirit of the Festival to more than 200 parks, central squares, community centers and public spaces throughout […]

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  • Alright with David Broza

    If you have been in this country long enough, you should by now have gotten used to such seemingly placatory expressions as “Smoch allai” or “Yihyeh tov” – “Trust me” and “It will be alright,” respectively. At first one tends to relax and get the sense that you are in good hands. But when things turn sour, as they often […]

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  • A hidden treasure

    It is not often that one comes across a couple who have contributed so much to Israeli architecture and history, yet so little is known about their individual and collective work. This is the case with “Goldreich & De Shalit: A Retrospective,” the latest exhibition at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art that highlights the works of South African-born architect, […]

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  • The struggle to fit in

    Three teen girls in Jerusalem — one of whom is transgender — sell their kidneys to an organ-trafficker in the Ukraine to pay for breast implants before the prom. Yes, you read that right. That’s the premise of Flawless, the latest film by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, whose previous collaboration, The Farewell Party, was a similarly issue-oriented movie about […]

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  • Delicious Vietnamese

    Vong has been open for almost 10 years and is one of the hot spots on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard. Lacking any pretension, this Vietnamese restaurant embodies everything one could ask for in a go-to spot: creative and well-crafted cocktails, a diverse and well-executed menu, friendly service and a chill vibe. There is seating inside, but the restaurant’s large outside […]

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  • Politicians criticize Eurovision demands

    Several ministers on Tuesday criticized a letter the European Broadcasting Union sent to the State of Israel ahead of the 2019 Eurovision. In the letter, which was first reported on by Channel 2 News on Monday evening, the EBU stated that Israel must accept all visitors for the contest regardless of their political views; freedom of the press and freedom […]

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