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Bulbing comes in five changeable varieties.

Women in war zones

The stars are both behind the cameras and onscreen at Israel’s annual women’s film festival, which this year focuses on women who live with ongoing, national conflict. A still from the film I am, You are, which is to be …

Turning out film talent in Tel Aviv

Award-winning Israeli directors, writers and producers say they owe their success to the film school that made them “independent” and “warrior-like.” On the set of the 2008 film, It All Begins At Sea, directed by Eitan Green (on the left …

The cast of Israeli developed TV program Split, a supernatural high school drama about vampires now being picked up worldwide.

Biting into the world’s TV

Israeli TV programs are being picked up increasingly abroad. Now it’s time the government treated the industry like high-tech, say Israeli TV producers.

Good looking politicians get more media coverage

Attractive politicians get more television coverage than their less good-looking counterparts, according to a new Israeli study.   Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls. Politicians like US President Barack Obama are likely to get the lion’s share of TV coverage because of …

Air transport for furry VIPs [video]

Air transport for furry VIPs [video]

Got to send a pet by air? Then look no further than Israeli service Terminal4Pets, which helps pet owners worldwide navigate the rules and regulations of airline travel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgNVswvFstA With 25 years of experience, Eitan Kreiner, founder of Terminal4Pets, is …

Smart cartoons for kids

An Israeli animation company for pre-schoolers is attracting networks in the US, Canada, Europe and even Qatar with content that is aimed to expand creativity, knowledge and fun.   Smartoonz animation Monkey See, Monkey Do is already being viewed on …

A tool to detect sarcasm online? Yeah, right.

With increasing numbers of people consulting web reviews and forums prior to making a purchase, it’s more important than ever to detect sarcasm online.   Prof. Ari Rappoport: “Sarcasm can mislead you, if you don’t understand it.” Detecting sarcasm in …

Cooped up with Vertigo

A Jerusalem dance company splits in two and reinvents itself as an ecological art village inspired by dance and a dance group inspired by ecology.   Photos by Nati Shohat/Flash90. Members of Vertigo take part in an exercise at their …