No, the Jews don’t ‘control’ Hollywood. But we do play a major role — and with that power comes responsibility, Jay Michaelson writes.
A documentary about Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor who died last month, has won the Academy Award for best short documentary.
In her 110 years, Alice Herz-Sommer has been an accomplished concert pianist and teacher, a wife and mother — and a prisoner in Theresienstadt.
Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Academy Award for his role as a German defence attorney in the 1961 film “Judgment at Nuremberg”, has died aged 83.
Israel is out and Palestine is still in the Oscar race, following the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement of nine semi-finalists in the best foreign-language film category.
Two documentary films from Israel were passed over for Oscars. Despite missing out on the golden statue, makers of both films claimed victory for their causes.
Israel’s consul general tried to put the best face on its two Oscar-nominated documentaries. He said the films, which both harshly criticize Israel, showcase the country’s open debate.
When Israeli films were nominated for Oscars in the past, Israel’s consulate organized receptions and viewing parties. This year, there is no contact with one.
A Palestinian filmmaker on his way to the Academy Awards said on Wednesday he was held at Los Angeles International Airport and threatened with deportation before being allowed into the United States.