Fauda is a hit Israeli TV series written by IDF veterans - one of whom stars in the show, the other The Times of Israel's intrepid reporter, Avi Issacharoff. The Jewish Journal reports on the show - now available to watch on Netflix - and its personal depiction of the ongoing conflict in the Holy Land:
In the hit Israeli TV series “Fauda,” Doron is a retired commander of the Mista’arvim, an elite undercover unit whose operatives pose as Arabs to tackle covert military missions in Gaza and on the West Bank.
Doron is working as a vineyard farmer and immersed in a troubled marriage when a former colleague sends an unexpected message: the Hamas terrorist Doron thought he had assassinated, Abu Ahmed, aka “The Panther,” actually faked his death and was alive and in hiding. Doron agrees to return to work in order to find and kill the elusive Ahmed.
Season One of “Fauda,” now streaming on Netflix, follows Doron and his colleagues as they struggle to hunt down The Panther. The show is titled “Fauda,” which means “chaos” in Arabic, partly after a code word the Mista’arvim used to signal that their cover had been blown and they needed to abort an operation...