On Israeli TV, No One Gets a Phone Call From the Bank

Although the theme of social protest has recently seeped into local films, the burning issue of money is barely reflected in TV shows.

I went to visit the family over the weekend, and it wasn’t a great experience. On every face ‏(except for that of G., the most beautiful of women‏), I saw what is probably also etched on my face − tension, existential tension. Sharp, horrid lines stretching downward from the sides of the nose. And a long face. That’s what I see around me every day. This tension is somewhat hard to put a finger...