Will Israel Be Able to Thank the Academy This Oscar Season?

Two of five films nominated for this year's Oscar for Best Documentary Feature come from Israel, and neither paints a pretty picture. With a ruling change allowing all academy members to vote for this year's winner, does either pic stand a chance?

This Oscar season, the big buzz in Tinseltown is about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's new rules for the oft-forgotten Best Documentary Feature category. For the first time in Oscar history, all of the academy's nearly 6,000 members will vote on the five doc feature finalists, which in another first include not one but two entries from Israel.