Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Nothing is ever black and white, especially when it comes to people. Take, for example, the situation with Israel's Bedouin population, particularly in the south of the country, in the Negev Desert. There, some 180,000 Bedouin reside -- all citizens of Israel, but some black, and some white. The so-called white Bedouin are often dark-skinned, in typical Middle Eastern fashion,...
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'America's Got Talent' host gets the joke
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The lord of the ringmaster is more "Happy Feet" than fine-steppin' Frodo: Jerry Springer, whose Slinky-like spring-in-his step landed him among the favorites in "Dancing With the Stars" two seasons ago -- and whose fancy footwork was finessed from years of side-stepping thrown chairs and trailer trash on his pugilistic self-named talk show -- truly believes that "America's Got Talent."...
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'NCIS' star Cote de Pablo makes the most of her Mossad role -- and a revealing trip to her character's homeland
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Can a steamy Chilean pepper-pot of an actress pack the heat needed to play a secret-service agent whose hardboiled hand-to-hand fisticuffs first played out in the sunbaked sand dunes of Israel? Mossad: Impossible? Not for Cote de Pablo, whose coat of arms -- and armament -- bears an Israeli flag and firearms as her Ziva David adds zest to CBS'...
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Dan Klores is of sound mind and body about a film as loopy as it is about loneliness
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For those who think love has blinders, meet one of them: Burt Pugach, whose blinding of his lady love in 1959 was tabbed by the tabloids as a vision in viciousness, a crime so cruel that the victim -- Linda Riss -- exacted her vengeance against him in the most vicious of vendettas. She married him. Opening this Friday, "Crazy...
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'Grace' star soars from 'Start' to finish in TV miniseries
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The Indianapolis 500 may be history, but the race to the finish line for many is a startling starting-pistol-shot to the heart: Gentlemen, start your ex-es! But there's nothing gentlemanly about husbands whose zoom-zoom to the zenith of the zeitgeist involves uncoupling the cars that brought them to the race to begin with. And for many men in Hollywood, those...
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