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Avi  Issacharoff

Avi Issacharoff

Co-Creator & Writer of Fauda


Avi Issacharoff is the Middle East analyst for Walla web-site, the leading portal in Israel and for The Times of Israel, an Israeli based news web-site in English. He also has a radio show in IDF radio about Middle East issues. Read More >

February 2015, the action- drama series Fauda (“chaos” in Arabic) that Avi created and wrote, aired and has become what Israeli critics describe “the best action-thriller show that was ever made in Israel”. The program tells the story of an undercover elite Israeli unit and their attempts to capture the number one Hamas terrorist in the West Bank. On June 2016, Fauda won the Israeli Academy Award for the Best TV Drama of 2015. On December 2016, Fauda was bought by Netflix and aired all over the world. Netflix thinks its new series, Fauda, could rival the success of Homeland across the globe.

From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Issacharoff was the Arab affairs columnist for Ha'aretz newspaper. He was also the Middle East Affairs correspondent for Israeli Public Radio between the years of 2000 to 2006. And in 2002, he won the "best reporter" award for the "Voice of Israel” after covering the Second Intifada.

Additionally, in 2004, together with Amos Harel, Avi wrote the Seventh War: How we won and why we lost the war with the Palestinians. A year later, the book won an award from the Institute for Strategic Studies for containing the best research on security affairs in Israel. In 2008, Issacharoff and Harel published their second book 34 Days: The Story of the Second Lebanon War, which won the same prize. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

A World Shifting to the Extremes

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Fauda TV Series: Inside Counter Terror

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Inside Fauda

Speech Topics

Fauda: From Dream to Reality

The behind the scenes story of creating a Netflix original TV series that tells the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A Stormy Middle East

Between Isis and Hizballa, Shiaa and Suna, Iran, Hamas and other terrorist organizations: How does the new Middle East, post "The Arab Spring," change the world's terrorist threats and Israel's strategy?

The Revolutions in the Middle East & the Media

In the era of revolutions, what part does the social Arab networks have in designing the map of the region?

Gaza vs. West Bank, Hamas vs. Fatah

The big rivalry in the Palestinian society and the way it affects the chances for peace with Israel.

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the Inside Stories

Behind the scenes stories of this bleeding conflict, from an Israeli journalist perspective covering both sides of the conflict and visiting West Bank and Gaza.