Interested in:

  • Israel on YouTube?
  • Reviews of Israel-related books?
  • Contemporary Israeli cinema?
  • Analyses of current issues affecting Israel and the Middle East?
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Israel: Food for Thought
is designed to present many aspects of Israeli culture, thinking, arts and more.

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Israeli Short Doc is an OSCAR winner!

The “Best Documentary Short Subject” Oscar was awarded on February 27th to the Israeli film Strangers No More, which tells the tale of children from 48 different countries who attend the Bialik-Rogozim School. Many of the students have escaped genocide, war and hunger to arrive in Israel. For the entire story, click here.

To watch the video trailer, click here.

Videos on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlSzHvCBraM
A French hip hop version of Israel’s national anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF5ub4zCnOI&feature=related
A wonderful mix of Israel music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaGHUZ-8DWw&feature=player_embedded
A moving song by a young Israeli singer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zw7Kico7Oo
A Hebrew song interpreted by more than a dozen well known Israeli singers

Book reviews

Click here for Read Israel, the Book Reviews page.

Israeli cinema

Click here for IsREEL, the Movie Reviews page.


For a look at the acclaimed documentary Precious Life that will screen at the March 5 – 13, 2011 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival, go to:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/opinion/08friedman.html
Thomas L. Friedman reviews Precious Life

Current issues

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=188864
Time for a new Jewish conversation: on the rift between young Diaspora Jews and Israel – and what we can do to bridge it.

http://www.jewishreview.org/local/israels-economic-miracle-explored
Israel’s economic miracle explored

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5tDDkvXSI8
Cool facts about Israel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN-JJreC4JQ
Bret Stephens, Foreign Affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zw7Kico7Oo
I am a Jew! A song in Hebrew (with English subtitles), interpreted by more than a dozen of well known Israeli singers.



And, if you have a book you want reviewed, want to recommend an Israeli film or know of a great YouTube video on Israel, please let us know! Email riva@jfed.org or myrna@jfed.org with anything you'd like to contribute. Todah rabah! Thank You!