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Venice canals clear canals as Italians sit in quarantine

As coronavirus shuts more people into their homes, the canals of Venice have become still and lack their usual boat traffic.

19/03/2020
Italian politician attacked by youths in Venice shouting about Anne Frank

Former member of parliament Arturo Scotto was punched in the face by the youths, even though he's not Jewish.

By RUTH ELLEN GRUBER/JTA
03/01/2020
Campo di Ghetto Novo, Venice, November 15, 2019.
Venice’s ancient ghetto floods as new tides rise

Venice's ancient Jewish neighborhood was flooded on Friday morning, as a new high tide peaked at 154 cm, leaving 70% of the iconic Italian city inundated.

Israeli arrested in Venice after locking teller in currency exchange stand

Unsatisfied with the exchange rate, the man reacted violently, entering the stand, closing the blinds and locking himself inside with the teller.

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Roman Polanski film about Dreyfus wins 2nd place at Venice Film Festival

Polanski, 86, who has lived outside of the United States and avoided extradition since pleading guilty in 1977 to unlawful sex with a minor, did not attend the festival.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
11/09/2019
Violent scenes cause some viewers to walk out of Holocaust film

Despite the violence, the film recieved positive reviews. Xan Brooks, a critic for the Guardian, said that some of the shocked viewers were frantic when trying to get out of the dark theater.

By CAANAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
07/09/2019
Bar Refaeli flaunts baby bump on Venice red carpet

Refaeli, 34, has posted many glamorous pregnancy pics to Instagram, including several in which she showcases her still pretty tiny belly in bikinis.

Venice Film Festival preview

Can ‘Joker,’ Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and ‘Birth of a Nation’s Nate Parker continue the festival’s hot streak?

By MICHAEL PHILLIPS
26/08/2019
Israeli films make European short list, Venice festival weathers a storm

Three Israeli films made the shortlist to be nominated for the European Film Academy awards, while the festival is mired in Polanski-Parker controversy

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Anne Frank’s Diary reading to honor her 90th birthday in Venice's Ghetto

Ninety people, as many as the years she would have celebrated, will take turns reading the entire Italian translation over several hours.

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