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Look Who’s Watching
Why is Israel today such a powerhouse in global entertainment television?
By David E. Kaplan
With Israel’s TV shows offering such contrasting, compelling characterizations from the lives of undercover operatives in “Fauda”, to the ultra-Orthodox communities in “Shtisel” to Jewish ethnic divisions in the romantic-comedy series “The Baker and the Beauty”, Israeli TV producers display a magic touch that transcends international boundaries.
The Crisis of Zionism
By Alex Ryvchin
The price of Israel’s success is that the existential imperatives that drew Jews to Zionism – pioneering, state-building and the salvation of Jewish communities – are seemingly now much less “imperative”. With less “to connect a young Jew of Johannesburg, Sydney or Toronto” to Israel, what is the purpose of Zionism today?
The Relationship between the USA and Israel
By Lay of the Land USA correspondent
The biblical bond the Jewish people have with the land of Israel and the bond of common values Israelis share with the American people were the core themes addressed by US Jewish leader and philanthropist, Simon Falic during a recent ceremony in Florida honouring US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
The Arab Voice – August 2020
Arab writers from the Middle East and beyond, opine on a rapidly declining Lebanon and on the behaviour and ramifications of two presidents – USA’s Donald Trump and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
LOTL Cofounders David E. Kaplan (Editor), Rolene Marks and Yair Chelouche
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