The Israeli action-thriller “Fauda” (which means “chaos” in Arabic) is said to have everything – big action scenes, gorgeous women, and oh yeah, a realistic depiction of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict where no one side are the heroes… or the villains. And both Palestinian and Israeli audiences are hooked.
Mohammad Abumazen, a twenty-something Palestinian who lives in the West Bank, says he has never seen anything like this on Israeli TV, especially the portrayal of Israeli soldiers who aren’t shown as larger than life heroes but rather, normal people.
“The first time I saw that it was not one dimensional and just that the Israelis are right or the Palestinians are right and you saw the conflict on both sides and you saw that both sides are like persons,” says Avi, an Israeli businessman. “It was important and nice for me to see it. It’s balanced.”