Ephraim Kishon, 1924-2005

A Holocaust survivor from Hungary, Kishon was a columnist, playwright and film director. His satirical work portrayed social and political issues. As an immigrant, he wrote about the government’s failings in immigrant absorption during the state’s early years. His film “Sallah Shabati” was Israel’s first Oscar nominee in 1964, and his “The Policeman” won the 1972 Golden Globe for best foreign film.

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