Israeli Zombies, Killers, Torturers, and Human Parasites Invade World Cinema

As Hollywood looks to mine B-movies for remakes, genre schlock has growing escapist appeal in Israel

Tablet’s Guide to the Academy Awards

Brush up on your history and learn more about the nominees

Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Here’s what to root for

Writing Footnote

Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film

Oscar Nominations Announced

Israeli film ‘Footnote,’ Jonah Hill, Woody Allen among nominees

National Pride

This Week in Israel: Obama and Netanyahu spar, a conglomerate is slapped for sales to Iran, the IDF changes uniforms, an Israeli wins at Cannes, and more

War Movies

Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war

Fortress of Solitude

How an antiwar novel became a best-selling solace for Israeli soldiers and their families

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