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  • Mel Gibson Once Again Accused of Anti-Semitism as Maccabee Movie is Shelved

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on April 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment

    Last week, actor and director Mel Gibson was once again accused of anti-Semitism, this time by screen writer Joe Eszterhas.

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  • Shimon Peres Kisses Barbara Walters during Guest Visit on the “The View”

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on March 01, 2012 | Leave a Comment

    Israeli President Shimon Peres appeared on “The View” this week during his visit to Washington DC and New York and was interviewed by Barbara Walters.

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  • North Texas Professor Plays Music Nazis Tried to Destroy at Grammy Awards

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    On Sunday night, a professor from the University of North Texas attended the Grammy Awards to put a Jewish composer’s music on the map and correct a historic wrong perpetrated by the Nazis.

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  • Macy Gray Lets Facebook Debate Decide Future of Concerts in Israel

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    As of late, pro-Palestinian activists have taken a new route in protesting Israel – by convincing rock stars and singers to boycott Israel because of their “Apartheid against the Palestinians.” As a result of this pressure, performers like the Pixies and Elvis Costello cancelled their show. Others, such as Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney and Metallica resisted the pressure and performed regardless. As of late, they have focused on another popular entertainer: Macy Gray.

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  • Devandra Banhart Latest to Cancel Israel Concert for Political Reasons

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Devandra Banhart, a California-based Indian musician, has canceled both of his appearances in Israel. They were supposed to take place this week on Wednesday and Thursday in Tel Aviv’s Barbie Hall. Banhart was scheduled to land in Israel yesterday evening, Sunday June 14th. However, three hours before his scheduled arrival to the country and 48 hours before his first appearance, a message was received from his agent saying that due to political considerations and the pressure exerted on them, they were canceling their planned appearances in Tel Aviv.

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  • Rihanna in Israel for Last Girl on Earth Concert

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Though it is doubtful that Rihanna is actually the last girl on Earth, she was the Last Girl on Earth to throw a concert for Tel Avivans while requiring them to do four hours of community service in order to purchase a ticket. That would make have made way too long a name for a tour theme, so it was shortened by her public relations specialist, who is probably specially trained to know that tour themes longer than 25 words are usually not that catchy.

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  • Israeli Comedy Troupe Make Comedy out of Sodom

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Here’s something for the whole family: The Jews are finally taking responsibility for Biblical films instead of leaving it up to Hollywood. The Israeli comedy troupe Eretz Nehederet (A Wonderful Country), up until now a small screen Saturday Night Live equivalent team, is taking to the Big Screen with a spoof of the ever popular city of Sodom. The movie’s title: This is Sodom.

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