Archive for January 22nd, 2013

Swansong for Dutch broadcaster

AMSTERDAM – The Birthright Israel phenomenon arrived only last year in the small Jewish community of the Netherlands. With only 250 Dutch Jewish alumni, few here knew much about the program, which has brought 300,000 young Diaspora Jews on free 10-day group trips to the Jewish state.

Bereaved parents slam Israel Oscar nominations

AN Israeli activist group has written to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ahead of the 2013 Oscars next month, arguing two Israeli films nominated for Best Documentary Feature present a false and negative image of Israel.