Year in Review 2013, the Year Israel Took Hollywood by Storm

Israeli film and TV had a stellar year with awards, acquisitions and announcements galore.

Israel may have had its fair share of diplomatic bloopers and blunders in 2013, ranging from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's absence at Nelson Mandela's funeral to increasing international boycotts of settlement goods and Israeli academia. Despite these misfortunes, Israel did succeed in getting a particularly warm welcome in at least one place this past year: Hollywood.