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Arab Labor

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Being an Arab Israeli has always been a complex affair, at times almost a contradiction in terms. For Sayed Kashua, 32, an Israeli-born Arab journalist and author, it just got more complicated.

Arab Labor, deals with Israeli society's prejudices and peccadilloes through the eyes of a Muslim Arab family that bears an uncanny resemblance to Kashua's own.

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Srugim

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"Srugim," the hit television series tracing the love lives of modern Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, returned this past Sunday to the Israeli cable channel YES! The series — its name is derived from the knit yarmulkes favored by the dati le'umi or religious nationalist boys and men in Israel - has surprised even its creators by its immense popularity among secular Israelis.

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The Journey of Vaan Nguyen

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Duki Dror's Journey of the Displaced

Dror’s films describe an opposite feeling. They unfold the existential discourse led by the postmodern man, who is at constant fluctuating situations of migration. From Dror’s films we can only paraphrase Dorothy’s words into: “There is no such place as home…”

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Voices from El Sayed

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Reviews on Voices from El Sayed from Duke University, Fayetteville State University and Indiweek:

"By introducing us to such compelling characters and challenging philosophical questions, Voices from El-Sayed heightened my awareness of how we communicate and how hearing structures our world...

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  A Jewish Girl in Shanghai

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Animating Jewish-Chinese Relations
Review of the new Chinese animation film 'A Jewish Girl in Shanghai


Judaism and Israel are hot topics in China. Over ten Chinese Universities now offer programs in Judaic Studies, at least one offering a doctoral program. China’s state-owned television network, CCTV, recently aired a documentary titled “Walk into Israel- Land of Milk and Honey”, its first series on Israel. The story of the Jews in Shanghai in the first half of the 20th century, a story little known to even most Jews in the world, is suddenly popular in China."

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