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Published on July 18th, 2012 | by JLedger

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Video: Israel’s ready for its close-up, Mr. Allen

“Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Midnight in Paris,” “To Rome with Love” … to name but a few of the Woody Allen films featuring destinations around the world. But no Israel. Now, the Los Angeles Jewish
Journal wants to change that by conducting online campaign to raise money to film the next Woody Allen movie in the Jewish state.
It’s not as farfetched an idea as it may seem. The Oscar-winning filmmaker said he chooses locations based on “where the money is,” according to the Wall Street Journal. “Let’s all pitch in, just a few
dollars each, and fund Woody Allen’s next movie — in Israel…($18 million) is what an Allen movie costs… That will enable Israel to enter the world’s imagination in a way a billion dollars of hasbara (public relations efforts) couldn’t possibly buy,” says Jewish Journal Editor Rob Eshman.
To find out more about “The Woody Allen Israel Project,” watch the You Tube video featuring Israeli producer/actress Noa Tishby, founder of actforisrael.org.

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