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Born in Montreal, Oren Safdie is is a playwright-In-Residence at La MaMa in New York, where many of his plays originated, including the off-Broadway hit Private Jokes, Public Places. As a screenwriter, he scripted You Can Thank Me Later starring Ellen Burstyn and Amanda Plummer, and the Israeli film, Bittersweet. He has also contributed essays to Dwell, Metropolis, Jerusalem Post, Forward, Times Of Israel and New Republic. He presently lives in Venice, California.

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September 18, 2013 9:35 am

New Quebec Proposal to Restrict Religion is a Farce

The Premier of Quebec, Pauline Marois, recently put forward a charter of values plan that she intends to bring to the Parliament floor for a...


New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...


Georgia’s Kennesaw State University Hosts Camel, Kangaroo on Campus f...

A Georgia university hosted a camel and kangaroo on campus last week as part of a program celebrating Israeli culture, with organizers...


Israel Reportedly Strikes Pro-Regime Military Base in Syria - The Israeli military launched an attack on a military base belonging to pro-regime forces in Syria Sunday, according to local reports. According to a statement issued by the National Defense...

Middle East

Lebanese Prime Minister Asks UN to Help on Permanent Ceasefire With Israel - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel, ending what he called the Jewish state’s “continuous violations” of...