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In the early days of the so-called burekas films of the 1960s and 1970s, an Israeli genre predicated on ethnic stereotypes, not only were the movies made by Ashkenazim, but even the roles of the uneducated and uncultured Mizrahim depicted as being full of street smarts and joie de vivre - stereotypes that have since been etched into the Israeli genetic code - were played by Ashkenazim like Chaim Topol (who...