The Kohelet Policy Forum has wielded increasing influence on Israel's decision-making centers, with an ideology that weds conservative, settlement-supporting politics to free-market economics. Who is the guiding force behind this under-the-radar enterprise – and who's bankrolling it?
With inspiration and cooperation from the Federalist Society, the organization that’s behind the appointment of most of the U.S. Supreme Court justices, the Law and Liberty Forum has the money, connections and clout to spur a similar process in Israel
An entire political bloc stood solidly behind him even now that they know who he is. Not even his failed handling of the coronavirus was enough to sway them
In the heart of the American Midwest, one can’t help but be amazed that someone from an isolated town even knows how to pronounce 'Netanyahu'
'Like a Boss': An incoherent script topples a promising cast and takes the sting out of a potentially snappy comedy
Despite dizzying action, the last installment of ‘Star Wars’ offers an artificial, engineered conclusion to the veteran space saga
Donald Trump is about as far away as one can get from evincing the morality espoused by his evangelical supporters. To get around that, they’re turning him into a biblical figure
'21 Bridges' aims to be a police action thriller in the spirit of 1990s films like 'Heat' and 'Cop Land.' It succeeds, even though all the twists and turns are familiar
In ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ Christian Bale and Matt Damon step into the shoes of the designers and drivers of a historic racing car, and the director’s focus on character development make the action sequences all the more gripping
Roland Emmerich’s film offers an accurate historical reconstruction of the Battle of Midway, but turns the event into an exhausting saga with no memorable characters
'Terminator: Dark Fate' brings Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger back to the screen. There’s plenty of creative, exciting action, but on the whole it’s too much like its early predecessors
In 'The Keeper,' even a Nazi can be forgiven... If he's a talented soccer player
How a British explorer paved the way for our celebrity culture
Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man,' about an assassin who fights his clone, generates mainly puzzlement and yawns. The script is hollow, the action mediocre and the new digital technology not yet ripe
‘Ad Astra’ has all the signs of being a Hollywood blockbuster, with the requisite budget, star power, marketing and special effects. But ultimately, its reach exceeds its grasp
An engineered musical about a Pakistani teen stuck in a dreary English city fulfills its feel-good mission – thanks to a Walkman and Bruce Springsteen songs
'Ready or Not,' a grotesque film about rich people who hunt humans, is a reminder of the price of romantic love
'Good Boys' is a teen comedy with a twist. And it works, at least until the jokes start getting repetitive
The ninth ‘Fast & Furious’ movie depicts a world in which men with plenty of muscle and very little hair can pull a helicopter with a cable. It seems to be preparing the ground for a new cinematic universe
In the U.S., political unity is rewarded — but in Israel, small, marginal political forces have all the power
‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ is a good summer movie, but it doesn’t really transcend its in-between role as a way station to the next big thing the studio is planning
With 'Anna,' Luc Besson tries to reprise the success of his early action films and bury the sexual assault complaints against him
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson fail to recreate the magic of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the fourth installment of 'Men in Black'
'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' tells us how Jean Grey turns into a dangerous weapon. The director wanted to make a ‘darker’ film, but the result is embarrassing
'Booksmart' breathes new life into the teen comedy genre. Olivia Wilde doesn’t break the mold, but broadens it and adds a new, contemporary layer
The 'John Wick' movies offer a powerful alternative to the corporate universe of Marvel and similar films dominated by visual effects. The third installment in the series, 'Parabellum,' leaves the viewer wanting more
‘Avengers: Endgame’ took in $2.3 billion within just 18 days and could well supplant ‘Avatar’ as the highest-grossing film of all time. What makes that a cultural event that can’t be ignored?
Despite a minuscule budget and marketing restrictions, 'Unplanned,' an anti-abortion film, is scoring a big success, with millions of faithful supporters and a tailwind from the White House
‘Shazam!’ may be short on special effects, but this film about a boy with magical powers has more important qualities: creativity, emotion and satisfaction