The Times of Israel: “Israeli filmmaker chronicles parents’ failed attempt to hijack a Soviet plane”
ARTICLES / USSR

The Times of Israel: “Israeli filmmaker chronicles parents’ failed attempt to hijack a Soviet plane”

Israeli filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov grew up knowing that her parents were heroes. But in her new documentary “Operation Wedding,” she asks her father, “Were you terrorists, dad?” “Certainly we were terrorists,” he replies, laughing. “But I told you, we were good terrorists.” In 1970, newlyweds Sylva Zalmanson and Edward Kuznetsov were among 16 would-be hijackers. … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Why 189,000 Soviet Jews fled to Italy rather than the Promised Land”
ARTICLES / Israel / Italy / USSR

The Times of Israel: “Why 189,000 Soviet Jews fled to Italy rather than the Promised Land”

  At the age 10, Michael Drob left the Soviet Union and became a stateless refugee. For almost a year, he shared a room with his older sister, his parents and his grandmother in Italy. In the room was a single bed, in which his grandmother slept — everyone else slept on the floor. Drob, … Continue reading