The Band’s Visit–the Music is Great

(mubi) As seems to be our fate, we completely missed the dates of Lincoln Center’s Rendezvous with French Cinema and everything was sold out, including the French films downtown. So we decided to go to the theater. We had been promising ourselves to see this anyway. (playbill.com) The score by David Yazbek consists of Arabic-Israeli…

Why is Israel Deporting African Refugees?

(timesofisrael.com)Actually, I know why. Thousands of Africans¬† from Eritrea and Sudan have crossed Irael’s border while fleeing the slave-like national service in their war-torn nations. Israel continues to worry about becoming a minority-Jewish country and has offered refugees a choice between money and a plane ticket to an unnamed African state, said to be Rwanda…