Israeli Politician to US Singer: You Are Being Used by Palestinian Terror Groups

A top Israeli politician reached out to Lana Del Rey on Monday, three days after the American singer and songwriter announced she was postponing an upcoming performance in the...

U.S. Networks Aren’t Carrying Eurovision Finals

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Americans likely won’t get to watch Madonna perform at the 2019 Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv. Nor will they see the finals of the song competition. No...

Jews, Jewish Themes Rake In Emmy Nominations

(JTA) — It’s Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Out of all the nominees announced Tuesday, here’s a roundup of the...

Great Neck Comedian Talia Reese Performing Off-Broadway

Great Neck comedian Talia Reese has been engaged to open for the remainder of the UK’s only strictly Orthodox Jewish stand-up comedian Ashley Blaker’s Off-Broadway show Strictly Unorthodox (the...

Bagel Store: Why is Everyone Talking About Shtisel?

The reader might be asking, “What is ‘Shtisel?’” Is Shtisel the latest craze or talk of the town? Well, yes and no. “Shtisel” is the last name of a fictional...

Israeli Director Wins Oscar for Best Live Action Short

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The Israeli director who won the best live action short Oscar award Sunday night mentioned his grandparents, who are Holocaust survivors, in his acceptance speech. “I...

Moroccan-French Singer to Perform at Eurovision Despite Death Threats

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — The 19-year-old singer representing France in this year’s Eurovision song contest said he will perform in Israel in May, death threats be damned. Moroccan-French artist Bilal...

Film Festival Says Producer Not Targeted for Trump Comment

(JTA) — The Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles, sponsored by the Adelson Foundation, said it escorted a Jewish producer off the stage for his own safety, and not...

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress to Star in Israeli Horror Film

(JTA) — Lena Headey, the English actress best known for portraying the diabolical ruler Cersei Lannister on “Game of Thrones,” is going to star in an Israeli film. Headey, 45,...

Dreyfus Affair Film Wins 2nd Place at Venice Film Festival

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jewish director Roman Polanski’s film about the wrongfully convicted Jewish French army officer Alfred Dreyfus won second place at the Venice Film Festival. “An Officer and a...
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