This Day in Jewish History 1955: Israel's First Full-length Feature Film Premieres, in New York

The iconic 'Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer', a big-budget movie about early Israel, was acknowledged to be biased but won accolades for its 'restraint and conviction'.

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On November 2, 1955, “Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer,” the first full-length feature film made in Israel, had its international theatrical premiere, at New York’s World Theater. The movie had had a one-time festive...