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NEW YORK TIMES
By Jennifer Schuessler
Hunter College this week abruptly pulled a screening of a documentary film critical of Israel, creating a backlash from faculty members and students who have charged the New York school’s administration with undermining academic freedom.
By Sam Wolfson
A new documentary argues some young Jewish Americans – including the directors themselves – have been raised in a system that demands pro-Israel activism.
By Mira Fox
‘Israelism’ exposes attempts to control the narrative about Israel. Now those same forces are coming for the film.
By Zara Norman July 17, 2023
Though the Maine International Film Festival closed Sunday, a couple of films that were highly in demand during the festival are to be screened again in the coming weeks.
July 16, 2023
Co-directors Eric Axelman and Sam Eilertsen talk about their newly-released documentary “Israelism”, which follows the evolution of the beliefs of two young American Jews.
By Mira Fox February 24, 2023
I was not raised attending a Jewish day school, or Hebrew school on the weekends, or even a Jewish summer camp. Apparently, if I had been, I might have been subjected to heavy propaganda about Israel. That’s the thesis of Israelism, a provocative and professionally edited documentary that premiered this week at the Big Sky Film Festival, criticizing American Jews’ loyalty to Israel.
When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the mistreatment of Palestinians, they battle the old guard to create a new movement opposing Israel’s occupation, and recentering Judaism itself. That's the story of Israelism, which makes its world premiere Thursday at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Filmmakers Eric Axelman and Sam Eilertsen visited the Trail 103.3 studios to discuss the film.
By Arno Rosenfeld July 15, 2021
The questions were tucked toward the end of a lengthy poll of American Jewish voters: do you agree, the Jewish Electorate Institute asked respondents, “that Israel is an apartheid state?” Do you agree that “Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians?’’
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