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Israel, Palestine, and the Visual Administration of Occupation

Attending to the visual practices that regulate the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Gil Hochberg’s Visual Occupations opens up new ways of seeing life under occupation.

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Human Rights Watch Festival 2015: ‘This is My Land’ Documents Education in Palestine and Israel

In observing these many experiences of education in Palestine and Israel, This Is My Land doesn't connect them, or even offer explanations so much as it presents them for your contemplation.

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‘Lebanon’ Succeeds Through Its Restrictions

Using only the inside of a tank as a setting, the film is a story about modern warfare generally as much as it is one about the 1982 Lebanon War specifically.

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CIFF 2010: ‘The Matchmaker’ (Avi Nesher, 2010)

At a time when many Israeli films are getting attention for displaying the harsh and ambiguous realities of war, The Matchmaker is an anomaly. The film is a sweet and heartwarming coming of age tale that paints Israel in warm tones without the help of rose-tinted glasses.

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Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World

A journalist enters the dystopian world of Franz Kafka in an attempt to journey to Gaza to study the local surf scene.

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‘Ajami’ Tells of the Struggle to Survive By Any Means Necessary

An unflinching human look at the struggle of Jews, Arab Muslims, and Arab Christians to live together in at least a fragile manner.

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‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’: A Child of Israel and the Children of Palestine

Reading narratives of the seemingly intractable Arab-Israeli conflict is like trying to follow the plot of a novel that has had every other page ripped out. Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness has fewer missing pages than most.

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4 Jan 2010 // 9:59 PM

Lemon Tree

While Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis' Lemon Tree pretends to look hard at political and cultural realities, sticky, juvenile symbolism turns pith to pulp.

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Soulico: Exotic on the Speaker

Deftly incorporates a multitude of rhythmic structures and vocal styles that are distinctly Middle Eastern, hip-hop, or, as the case may be, both.

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Esther Ofarim: Esther Ofarim in London

A noise that's so clean it's almost surreal.

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7 May 2009 // 8:00 AM

“Free press” and “the Arab world” are two phrases in direct opposition. Across most of the region, journalists go to jail if they criticize or

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Israeli cartoon mocks stereotypes, but not everyone’s laughing

JERUSALEM - Ahmed and Salim appear to be typical teenage brothers. They spend hours in front of their computer playing Wii and posting crude updates

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WASHINGTON - Before George Mitchell departed last week for the Middle East on his inaugural mission, America’s newest special envoy received a present via

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Jerusalem: City of Longing by Simon Goldhill

Goldhill has a talent for ironic juxtaposition and a keen grasp of the myth-making, sloganeering, and heedless self-interest that have polluted the debates over Jerusalem for many years.

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14 Aug 2007 // 4:25 AM

Hamas TV’s child star says she’s ready for martyrdom

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Saraa Barhoum picked at the buttons on her pink bellbottom jeans as she twisted on a chair inside the bustling new

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29 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Exit Wounds by Ruru Modan

That Modan pulls off this little parable without once invoking the Arab-Israeli conflict directly is even more impressive.

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13 Jul 2007 // 12:55 AM

TRAVELOGUE: An Israel that goes beyond the headlines

Whatever you imagine Israel to be, it probably isn’t this: Buttery local olive oil, hinting of spice, sampled on a breezy afternoon beneath a

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21 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM


Succeed, and you'll win the Nobel Peace Prize. Fail, and the Middle East will once again be consumed by violence.

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CHICAGO - A tenure committee at DePaul University may weigh in Friday on a donnybrook that has been waged with a combination of learned footnotes

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24 Apr 2007 // 3:48 AM

JERUSALEM - When Ken Holtzman, a former star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and a prominent Jewish ballplayer, was offered the post of manager in

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Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 3 - "Eight Slim Grins"

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"Secret codes, shadowy organizations: is Blindspot piecing together the riddle wrapped in the mystery of the enigma that is Jane Doe?

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