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Israel Film Festival in Hollywood honors Martin Landau, Sherry Lansing

The stars came out for the opening of the 27th annual Israel Film Festival which runs in Beverly Hills and Woodland Hills, California from April 18 through May 2nd.   The Festival, directed by reuniting Kaveret drummer Meir Fenigstein, presented achievement awards to film industry executive and producer, Sherry Lansing and actor Martin Landau. Pictured: Steven Dorff, Lanie Kazan, Martin Landau, Stacy Keach, Sherry Lansing, Meir Fenigstein, Avi Lerner 

Sherry Lansing on Judaism in Hollywood and Israeli cinema.

Actor Martin Landau

Actress Lainie Kazan 

Israel 65th anniversary muted in empathy with ally, America, coping with terror at Boston Marathon

Israel's 65th Independence Day Celebration at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles was muted by Israelis' empathy with Americans' shock at the Boston Marathon terror casualties earlier that day.

Consul General to Southwestern U.S. David Siegel reveals Israel's unique juxtaposing its annual (war and terror-victims') Memorial Day in the 24-hours leading up to its Independence Day- and what lessons Israel has to share with Americans in coping with political terrorism. Consul Siegel relates, 'Our freedom comes thanks to the sacrifices of our fallen.'

Mike Burstyn: On her 65th Independence Day, what Israel can teach America about Jihad Israeli-American performing artist, Mike Burstyn, explores the lessons between Israel and America on the coinciding occasion of Israel's 65th Independence Day at the Boston Marathon massacre.
"Israel empathizes with America in having to overcome terror"- Consul to US Southwest David Siegel