2021 Annual Assessment

The Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People

PROJECT HEAD: Shmuel Rosner

Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer, Shuki Friedman, Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Gitit Levy-Paz, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, John Ruskay, Noah Slepkov, Adar Schieber, Yedidia Stern, Shalom Salomon Wald

Barry Geltman

2021 Annual Assessment

  1. It should be noted that Israel’s media revolution of the 1990s, including the appearance of commercial channels, actually drove a rise in quality drama offerings. Although commercialization also led to a proliferation of (low brow) reality shows, the opening up of the market and the professionalization that took place caused the industry to flourish and was a major factor in the development of high-quality quality Israeli dramatic series.
  2. Aviad Houminer-Rosenblum, “Like Brits”, Haaretz, April 20, 2021.
  3. Oren Frisco, Television (G), The Seventh Eye, July 2, 2020.
  4. Ariana Melamed, “Kan 11, Don’t Abandon Your Public Function,” Haaretz, April 13, 2021.
  5. For example: Metir Agunot, Od Nipagesh, Rav Hanistar, B’Ikvot Aron HaBrit, Rabenu, She’elaU’Teshuva, Sodot Mishpacha, and Aron HaShirim HaYehudi.
  6. In an interview, the author expressed concern or disappointment over Israeli publishers’ lack of interest in the book. See also: ZIPI Shmulevitch, “Benzion and His Grudges: the New Novel About Benjamin Netanyahu’s Father,” Ynet, June 9, 2021.
  7. Tzach Yoked, “That’s what Netanyahu learned from his father,” Haaretz, May 30, 2021
  8. Noah Kulwin, “An Origin Story for the Netanyahus,” The New Republic, June 24, 2021.
  9. Yerushalmi, Y. H., 1982, Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory. Tel Aviv: Am Oved.
  10. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, “The One About Bibi Netanyahu’s Father and the Perils of the Diaspora, The New York Times, June 18, 2021.