Israel’s Oscar nominees tell us something about Israeli society…writes Or Avi-Guy

February 22, 2013 by  

There are two Israeli films among the nominees for the 2013 Academy Award for best Documentary; Dror Moreh’s “The Gatekeepers” and Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s “5 Broken Cameras” (My review of “5 Broken Cameras” can be found here). This is yet another achievement for the Israeli film industry, which keeps on punching above its weight and produces world-acclaimed films, often acknowledged in film festivals around the globe. Read more

Israeli elections: the doomsday merchants proven wrong…writes Or Avi-Guy

January 30, 2013 by  

The dust is settling after the election in Israel, and the efforts to establish a stable coalition are well underway. Prior to the election, concerns were raised in the global media and the blogosphere, about the rise of the so-called ultra-nationalist religious right in Israeli politics. Read more

The truth about Israeli-Arabs and Israel’s ‘national priority areas’

October 24, 2012 by  

It was reported in the Age that visiting Israeli Human rights activist Hagai El-Ad, executive director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) had, at a public meeting, expressed concerns that “the very idea of equality under the law for all citizens in Israel is increasingly under threat”…writes Or Avi-Guy. Read more