Israel: Hollywood in Israel and Iran

There is surprising news in the Israeli blogosphere of connections between Jews, movies, and Israel.

\"Yossi & Jagger\" movie poster (sourced from Wikimedia Commons)

The Israeli blockbuster “Yossi and Jagger,” a love story between two gay men in the army, has been named to “Entertainment Weekly” magazine's list of the top 50 sexiest movies of all time, Isrealli reports.

In addition, Iran's 27th Fajr International Film Festival will honor Jewish actor Paul Newman, who died this year, notes Israellycool. In Israel, Newman's best known work is “Exodus,” the story of the State's founding, in which he plays Ari Ben Canaan, an independence fighter who smuggles Jewish refugees into British-occupied Palestine after World War II.

Israelli also remarks that “Hollywood Stars Love Israel,” citing recent visits from Zach Braff (“Garden State”), as well as Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, and Jada Pinkett Smith, who star in the recently released movie “Madagascar II.”

(Movie poster sourced from Wikimedia Commons.)

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