mike-and-mike-635x357 Michael Douglas in Israel for award

By Jessica Steinberg, Times of Israel Oscar winner to receive $1 million Genesis Prize for humanitarian work and commitment to Jewish heritage Actor Michael Douglas is in Israel to receive the Genesis Prize, a $1 million award given annually to someone considered to be a role model in the global Jewish community and who can […]

June 15, 2015
JennaJameson Adult film star Jenna Jameson starts cooking kosher for her Israeli fiancé

The adult actress says she is in the process of converting to Judaism; On social media, she posts pictures of kosher products and writes in Hebrew. It’s a scene most Jewish families are familiar with: a table laid with two homemade challahs, Shabbat candles, a kiddush cup and an impressive spread of food. The catch? […]

June 10, 2015
D2X9946 14th South Film Festival opens in Sderot

Tribute to Moshe Mizrahi, one of the most important figures in Israel’s film industry and only Israeli director to win an Academy Award for his highly acclaimed ‘Madame Rosa.’ The 14th South Film Festival opened Sderot on June 7th and will stage the best of Israeli and international filmmaking. “In its 14th year, the South Film […]

June 7, 2015
Israeli shorts @ Toronto’s InsideOUT film festival

by Dan Hadad It’s that time of the year again, Toronto’s InsideOUT festival is set to hit the screens around the city. Every year, the festival showcases the best of LGBTQ films from around the globe. This year, 3 Israeli shorts made the list, don’t forget to get your tickets and check them out! Here […]

May 21, 2015
JerusalemWesternWallDomesmall Jerusalem to build film and television complex to attract international productions

Noting major film projects by Natalie Portman and Richard Gere in capital, Barkat says it’s time to make city a global production destination. On the heels of several high-profile Hollywood productions filmed, or filming, in the capital, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced Tuesday his intention to build a major film and television complex in the […]

May 8, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 9.31.04 AM Israeli short film accepted into 2015 Cannes Festival

Director Miki Polonski’s ‘Asara Rehovot Mea Etsim’ selected for prestigious film festival’s Cinéfondation Competition; filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz to serve as president of Critics Week competitive section. Festival will also include special screening of Natalie Portman’s directorial feature film debut which was shot in Jerusalem. The Israeli delegation to the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is […]

April 23, 2015