Film director Yehuda Judd Ne’eman has died, days before his 85th birthday, Hebrew media reports.
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The Israel Prize-winning director was also a longtime researcher and lecturer at Tel Aviv University.
He was also a doctor and poet, who took part in the 1967 Six-Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
He created many feature and documentary films discussing Israel’s wars, its military control over the West Bank and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. His most well-known movies include The Dress (1969), Paratroopers (1977) and Fellow Travellers (1982).
He is survived by his wife, neuroscientist Talma Hendler, and two daughters.