Culture Fop / Fast cars, fine food, and a visit from Othello: Israel's Italian renaissance
Things may be tough politically back in Rome, but in Israel, Italians celebrated the past week with Verdi at the opera, Maserati's stylish new import, and a lot of Pecorino cheese.
Last year, Woody Allen wrote a love letter to Italy called “To Rome, With Love,” his latest film to pay homage to a glamorous European city. Allen's Italian romp opened the Jerusalem Film Festival and a delegation from the Italian embassy was on hand to take part in the honor, and to scrutinize the filmmaker’s depiction of their capital. (It was clear from the start that they were sold when they began...
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