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Getting to know Ken Burns
Uploaded : Wednesday 19th Aug 2020 at 09:20 Contributed by: Vickie Feldman

In 2010 Philadelphian journalist Vickie Feldman wrote a series of features, one of which we are posting here..


The Time of Our Lies
Uploaded : Saturday 3rd Aug 2019 at 18:21 Contributed by: Carol Gould

The play about Howard Zinn falls short of being 'theatre'


Recent US -bashing films
Uploaded : Thursday 7th Feb 2019 at 12:26 Contributed by: Carol Gould

'Vice' leads the pack in America-bashing...a link to my piece in 'The Epoch Times..'


Passyunk Avenue - a new Philly cheesesteak bistro in London
Uploaded : Tuesday 10th Apr 2018 at 11:38 Contributed by: Carol Gould

In the heart of central London an authentic hoagie and steak sandwich venue run by Philadelphians


'Hell on Earth'
Uploaded : Sunday 25th Jun 2017 at 20:30 Contributed by: Carol Gould

An otherwise excellent film about Syria contains a bizarre vignette about the USA and UK..


Daniel Winder's dynamic 'Pinocchio' at St Paul's Covent Garden
Uploaded : Tuesday 11th Aug 2015 at 15:17 Contributed by: Carol Gould

Iris Theatre does it again -- a show that transcends 'children's theatre..'


Gilad Atzmon at the Frontline Club
Uploaded : Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 17:46 Contributed by: Carol Gould

The Israeli-born saxophonist and jazz musician is the subject of a new film..


John Gibbons and the Ealing Symphony - a Berlin Sound
Uploaded : Saturday 26th Nov 2011 at 14:21 Contributed by: Carol Gould

A magnificent concert worthy of any international venue...


Sancho -- an Act of Remembrance - Oxford Playhouse Studio
Uploaded : Friday 23rd Sep 2011 at 11:09 Contributed by: Carol Gould

The black experience is depicted with humour and pathos in this tour de force by British actor Paterson Joseph


Norman Rockwell's America
Uploaded : Thursday 13th Jan 2011 at 03:09 Contributed by: Estelle Lovatt

The Norman Rockwell exhibition at London's Dulwich Gallery ..


European Jewish Youth go to the Big Apple
Uploaded : Thursday 27th May 2010 at 14:21 Contributed by: Mushka Dubasava

Their first trip to New York gives ECJS a wide view of the American Jewish world..


European Jewish Youth Find Peace in Dublin
Uploaded : Thursday 7th Jan 2010 at 20:04 Contributed by: Mushka Dubasava

With anti-Semitism and Israel-hatred at an all-time high in Europe and the UK a conference brought solace..


'Endgame' by Samuel Beckett
Uploaded : Thursday 2nd Apr 2009 at 01:36 Contributed by: Carol Gould

This masterpiece is a mirror on the world today..


Seven Jewish Children
Uploaded : Sunday 1st Mar 2009 at 02:09 Contributed by: Carol Gould

Caryl Churchill's short play is a condemnation of Jewish parental guidance..


Saatchi: Unveiled -- New Art from the Middle East
Uploaded : Thursday 26th Feb 2009 at 05:09 Contributed by: Estelle Lovatt

Middle Eastern artists, free to work in the West, use their art to denigrate Israel and the USA...


Stephen Fry's America
Uploaded : Saturday 14th Feb 2009 at 03:32 Contributed by: Carol Gould

Actor-raconteur Fry exposes some unsavoury aspects of Americana..


Simon Schama and the Future of America
Uploaded : Monday 19th Jan 2009 at 13:58 Contributed by: Carol Gould

The darkest chapters in American history seem to preoccupy Professor Schama's discourse..


'Candide' at the London Coliseum
Uploaded : Saturday 5th Jul 2008 at 00:57 Contributed by: Carol Gould

The fiercely anti-American re-write of the original concept is at times sick-making...


Return to Lebanon--Brian Keenan in Lebanon
Uploaded : Tuesday 1st Apr 2008 at 01:21 Contributed by: Carol Gould

A biased and often disturbingly anti-Israeli film from a former hostage of Hezbollah..


'Werfel Vs Odets' and 'God Explodes Laughing'
Uploaded : Saturday 1st Sep 2007 at 01:26 Contributed by: Carol Gould

Two excellent play readings in a very unpleasant London neighbourhood...


Uploaded : Friday 25th May 2007 at 23:00 Contributed by: Carol Gould

The play in London is a painful picture of a dark episode in the Iraq War..


The Pizza Place
Uploaded : Tuesday 1st May 2007 at 02:34 Contributed by: Carol Gould

A Maida Vale eatery that looked divine was a disaster...


'Black Book'
Uploaded : Monday 23rd Apr 2007 at 17:22 Contributed by: Daniel Jason

Paul Verhoeven's film is another chapter in the tragic epic that was Nazi-occupied Holland...


Crossing the Ocean on the QM2
Uploaded : Friday 10th Nov 2006 at 03:34 Contributed by: Carol Gould

Unexpected events and poignant encounters make the price worthwile...


Rumsfeld Then..
Uploaded : Thursday 9th Nov 2006 at 02:31 Contributed by: Carol Gould

We unashamedly republish our Ode to Rummy from 2002..


Judas the Jew
Uploaded : Tuesday 11th Apr 2006 at 13:07 Contributed by: Barry Shaw

Writing from Israel, Shaw provides an insight into the stunning new evidence of the real Judas story..


Other Hands
Uploaded : Thursday 9th Mar 2006 at 20:20 Contributed by: Bryony Young

A new play at the Soho Theatre in London is startling and compelling...


O Go My Man
Uploaded : Monday 6th Feb 2006 at 01:56 Contributed by: Bryony Young

Conflict in the developing world...


'Mrs Henderson Presents'
Uploaded : Friday 20th Jan 2006 at 18:02 Contributed by: Terry Lawson

Judi Dench breathes life into the wartime Windmill Theatre story..


Magnificent Desolation
Uploaded : Sunday 2nd Oct 2005 at 18:55 Contributed by: Carrie Devorah

The new feature-length documentary about the Amercian moon triumph is compulsive viewing...


'The Death of Klinghoffer' and 'Prayer Room' at The 2005 Edinburgh International Festival
Uploaded : Saturday 27th Aug 2005 at 22:18 Contributed by: The Editor

This year politically potent plays and the opera 'The Death of Klinghoffer' have dominated the arts event...


Home-sick by Dafna Rubinstein
Uploaded : Thursday 18th Aug 2005 at 00:57 Contributed by: Carol Gould

A searingly moving play about Israeli life could be a major event if it lasted longer than an hour...


'Outrage' by Itamar Moses
Uploaded : Saturday 11th Jun 2005 at 20:01 Contributed by: Carol Gould

A new play that juxtaposes ugly university politics against the tribulations of great men of the past has opened in Philadelphia..


'Recent Tragic Events'
Uploaded : Monday 23rd May 2005 at 05:12 Contributed by: Carol Gould

A play about a blind date the day after 9/11 brings to a theatre audience the shattering impact of the terror attacks..


'Be My Baby' and 'Snapshots'
Uploaded : Tuesday 15th Mar 2005 at 21:30 Contributed by: Emily Conway

An all-female cast brings a vibrant debut to the London stage...


'Finding Neverland' and 'Meet the Fockers'
Uploaded : Monday 14th Mar 2005 at 21:34 Contributed by: Emily Conway

Two recent films are evaluated from a young reviewer's perspective...


'My Architect'
Uploaded : Monday 16th Aug 2004 at 01:06 Contributed by: Carol Gould

The acclaimed documentary about Philadelphia architect Louis Khan is a story of a painful love and of an unusual genius...


Music Behind Barbed Wire
Uploaded : Monday 26th Jul 2004 at 00:52 Contributed by: Anthony Grenville

During World War II many German refugees were interned as enemy aliens. This book details the internment of a composer....


Reflections on 'The Arab-Israeli Cookbook'
Uploaded : Friday 16th Jul 2004 at 17:14 Contributed by: Rabbi Alexandra Wright

A play in London is bringing together the two warring peoples who still have so much in common...


'Gaza Blues'
Uploaded : Friday 25th Jun 2004 at 00:45 Contributed by: Richard Allen Greene

An Israeli and Palestinian have collaborated on a book that conjures up unhappy images but also bridges the great divide...


Uploaded : Friday 4th Jun 2004 at 17:02 Contributed by: Carol Gould

A searing play about the American detention centre in Cuba churns up conflicting emotions in even a hardened critic..


'The Passion of the Christ'
Uploaded : Thursday 11th Mar 2004 at 15:08 Contributed by: Dr Mark S Komrad

A psychiatrist examines Mel Gibson's controversial film..


Behind the Veil
Uploaded : Wednesday 14th Jan 2004 at 00:38 Contributed by: Estelle Lovatt

The art exhibition 'Veil' in Oxford contains troubling images that could be seen as heavily anti-American...


The New Anti-Semitism
Uploaded : Wednesday 24th Dec 2003 at 00:49 Contributed by: Carol Gould

Phyllis Chesler's book about the rise of anti-Semitism is a milestone and something of a prophecy...


Rumsfeld - A Personal Portrait
Uploaded : Saturday 20th Dec 2003 at 23:46 Contributed by: Carol Gould

An excellent new book about the American Defence Secretary is objective and amusing...


Cool, Confident and Hip
Uploaded : Sunday 14th Dec 2003 at 15:57 Contributed by: David Chazan

Firas Khoury is an Arab who has won the hearts of Israeli teenagers...


Remnants in Spain
Uploaded : Wednesday 10th Dec 2003 at 03:21 Contributed by: James Todd

At 92 and after forty-odd years of research, Sidney Markman has completed his book about the Jews of Spain...


Chopin for Arabic Instruments
Uploaded : Sunday 30th Nov 2003 at 23:13 Contributed by: Noam Ben Ze'ev

An overview of the work and hopes of the Jewish-Arab Musical Youth Orchestra..


The Princelet Street Synagogue
Uploaded : Sunday 7th Sep 2003 at 21:55 Contributed by: The Editor

This remarkable piece of Diaspora history needs your love, attention and money.....


'The Pity of it All -- a Portrait of Jews in Germany 1743-1933'
Uploaded : Wednesday 3rd Sep 2003 at 23:40 Contributed by: Anthony Grenville

Amos Elon's book is a rich tableau of that extraordinary phenomenon known as pre-Shoah German Jewry but reviewer Grenville also finds a few flaws in the text......


Film Knight
Uploaded : Sunday 3rd Aug 2003 at 21:22 Contributed by: Ronald Channing

A review of a remarkable evening devoted to the legendary Sir Alexander Korda...


'The Killing Zone'
Uploaded : Thursday 22nd May 2003 at 23:26 Contributed by: The Editor

Channel Four UK's television special about the killing of peace activists in Gaza made Israel look worse than Zimbabwe, Cuba or North Korea...


Kubrick, Nixon and the Man in the Moon/Dark Side of the Moon
Uploaded : Wednesday 23rd Apr 2003 at 03:27 Contributed by: The Editor

A documentary about Stanley Kubrick, a rare NASA lens and the arrangements the filmmaker alleges President Nixon made in the event of a failed moon landing....


'The Pianist'
Uploaded : Monday 17th Mar 2003 at 01:06 Contributed by: Our Editor and Prof Louis Rene Beres

Roman Polanski's film, which received the BAFTA Best Picutre Award in London on 23 February, is reviewed and analysed....


Rambling to the Slaughter ('Bowling for Columbine')
Uploaded : Monday 13th Jan 2003 at 01:51 Contributed by: Alexander Walker

We welcome back the distinguished British film critic Alexander Walker, who reviews the controversial film by Michael Moore that confronts America's love affair with guns..


Weeds In the Flower Farm
Uploaded : Sunday 12th Jan 2003 at 20:53 Contributed by: Carolyn See

We welcome Carolyn See's review of 'Along Came Mary' by Jo-Ann Mapson


'The Dancer's Body'
Uploaded : Sunday 6th Oct 2002 at 18:31 Contributed by: Carol Gould

A new BBC series about the history and dynamics of dance is a classic that everyone, especially children, should see and keep.


'The Constant Wife' by W Somerset Maugham
Uploaded : Monday 30th Sep 2002 at 23:39 Contributed by: Carol Gould

The revival in London of this remarkable, virulently feminist 1927 play sets the stage on fire...


'The Rummy Show'
Uploaded : Monday 30th Sep 2002 at 10:45 Contributed by: Carol Gould

In the aftermath of the September 11th tragedies, the American Defence Secretary has metamorphosed into a matinee idol...


'Kissing Jessica Stein'
Uploaded : Friday 26th Jul 2002 at 22:50 Contributed by: Alexander Walker

The distinguished British film critic Alexander Walker reviews this very Jewish new movie..


The Rome Retreat
Uploaded : Thursday 4th Jul 2002 at 11:53 Contributed by: Ruth E. Gruber

Ruth Gruber reports on a gathering of fifty Israelis and Palestinians on a weekend retreat at a Roman villa...


'Jews Without Money' by Michael Gold
Uploaded : Monday 6th May 2002 at 21:55 Contributed by: Carol Gould

An hilarious and moving classic written in 1930 is a must for those who wish to know about the impoverished and persecuted origins of a vast proportion of American Jewry.


'Days of Our Years' by Pierre van Paassen
Uploaded : Monday 4th Mar 2002 at 22:16 Contributed by: Carol Gould

This remarkable book, published in 1939, contains a breathtaking account by its Christian author of the early days of the chalutzim..


'My Fair Lady' and other 2001 Events
Uploaded : Monday 28th Jan 2002 at 15:11 Contributed by: Carol Gould

Our reviewer must be worthy of the Guinness Book of Records, having seen four Elizas and two Henrys...


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Propaganda Words
Uploaded : Sunday 6th Jan 2002 at 13:05 Contributed by: Honest Reporting

Honest Reporting, a group monitoring coverage of Israel by world media, reviews MSNBC's 'Pictures of the Year.'


'Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit..'
Uploaded : Monday 31st Dec 2001 at 16:26 Contributed by: Deborah Maccoby

Dr Menachem Klein, former adviser to Ehud Barak and Shlomo ben-Ami, presented an illustrated lecture in London about the Camp David and Taba talks.





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