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Netflix Picks Up Israeli Political Thriller ‘Fauda’
by Debra Kamin
November 8, 2016

Netflix has picked up “Fauda,” the nail-biting Israeli television series about a deep-cover unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. The streaming site will begin airing the drama’s first season, which played to critical acclaim on Israeli satellite network YES last year, on Dec. 2…“Fauda” follows a close-knit unit of mista’arvim, the commando unit of the Israel army whose soldiers are trained in the language, dress and mannerisms of Palestinians, and whose undercover work is hailed in Israel for scuppering terror attacks and guiding military operations. The show was the most-watched in YES history and also earned a best drama statue at the 2015 Israeli version of the Emmys. The series was created by Avi Issacharoff, a journalist and Arab affairs specialist, and actor Lior Raz. READ MORE

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