Film review: ‘The Last Laugh’

Film review: ‘The Last Laugh’

What happens when you get a collection of seriously funny people to reflect on that most unfunny of all subjects, the Holocaust? You get The Last Laugh, a 90-odd minute documentary directed by award-winning director, writer and cinematographer Ferne Pearlstein, that...
Fidel Castro, Israel and the Jews

Fidel Castro, Israel and the Jews

Fidel Castro’s complicated relationship with Jews and the State of Israel – Ofer Aderet – Haaretz 27.11.16 Fidel Castro’s initial love for Israel fell victim to the Cold War, but he always fought antisemitism against Cuban Jews. And see: Cuba’s...
Egypt enters Syrian war in support of Assad

Egypt enters Syrian war in support of Assad

Egyptian pilots flying Russian choppers in Syria – DEBKAfile – 26.11.16 Egypt’s is said to have secretly decided to intervene militarily in the Syrian war on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Saudi Arabia is incensed. Israel and Jordan are in talks with...
Israel, Palestinians prepare for Trump era

Israel, Palestinians prepare for Trump era

Israel, Palestinians prepare for Trump era – Uri Savir – Al-Monitor 27.11.16 Israelis and Palestinians are now redrawing the lines for a new diplomatic battle in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election. Liberman takes seat at switchboard between US administration,...
Jared Kushner’s rise to power

Jared Kushner’s rise to power

Is Jared Kushner on the verge of becoming Donald Trump’s ‘de facto President’? – Marisa Fox-Bevilacqua – The Forward 27.11.16 How the son of a scandalous billionaire became Trump’s man behind the...