Oznia, a blog of Israel things

~Bibi, Barak, Livni, Oh My! by melthebest
February 9, 2009, 9:29 am
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This Tuesday is election day in Israel!  With Benyamin (Bibi) Neyanyahu of Likud currently leading the polls ahead of Tzipi Livni of Kadimia and Ehud Barak of Labor, there are still many question regarding who will win and which party will receive more seats in Kennest.  To help navigate the confusing Israeli election system the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as put out this handy guide while both Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post have special section dedicated to the elections.


~Recs from Israeli Rocker Tamar Eisenman by ozniablog
February 3, 2009, 7:47 am
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Over at Makom, they have a nice interveiw of Israeli guitarist Tamar Eisenman with what she is listening to, reading and interested in.  Check it out here.

~Waltz With Bashir Up For The Oscar by ozniablog
January 24, 2009, 10:41 pm
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The highly acclaimed Israeli animated feature “Waltz With Bashir” has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category.  To help do education about the movie’s difficult subject matter (the 1982 war in Lebanon and Sabre and Shitla), the Jewish Agency in partnership is Makom has put out a great movie guide that can be found here

~Israeli Oscar Nomination by ozniablog
September 25, 2008, 5:44 pm
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The strikingly beautiful and tragic Israeli animated film “Waltz With Bashir” has been selected as the Israeli film to compete in the Foreign Film category at the Oscars. Set in the present, the film composed of a series of flash backs to Avi Folman’s the director, experiences during the First Lebanon War in 1982.

~New Star in Israel by ozniablog
September 12, 2008, 4:25 pm
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The 6th season of Kochav Nolad (think American Idol Israeli style) recently declared a winner; Israel Bar-On, a surprisingly talented 19 year old singer from Beer Sheva.  Check him out here singing the classic “אני אוהב שוקולד”/”I Love Chocolate”