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"Bringing the nations closer together": Fauda has risen to the top of the viewing ratings in the Arab world Israel today


First place in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates and second place in Qatar • The fourth season of the series was broadcast on Netflix and is already a phenomenal success - in the Arab world • "They write to me from Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates - it does us a very good service in the world," says the star of the series Itzik Cohen

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The fourth season of the hit series from Yes, created by Lior Raz, went up to the popular streaming platform this weekend and became a huge hit within days in places like England (where it is ranked eighth in the list of most watched content), Greece (first place), France (third place) and more.

But the real surprise is the success of the program in the Arab countries.

In Lebanon (where parts of its plot take place), Fauda is at the top of the list of most watched series, just as it is the most watched series by Netflix subscribers in the United Arab Emirates.

In Jordan it is in third place, and in Turkey it is in fifth place.

Other Arabic speaking countries where they found the series about the undercover unit particularly exciting are Morocco (sixth place) and Qatar (second place).

Itzik Cohen, photo: Coco

"It's really amazing," Itzik Cohen, one of the stars of the series, told Israel Hayom, "I think that if there is a way in which art and culture can influence both the public discourse and the bringing of hearts between peoples, then 'Fauda' does it in a big way."

Do you have a way to explain this phenomenon?

"The truth is that I don't know. Although this series deals with the (Israeli-Palestinian) conflict, it also deals with people and the human side of this situation. That's how it manages to touch all sides."

You say she does us a good service in the world, especially in times when we need one.

"It does us a very good service in the world because it presents the issues we face, shows what kind of environment we live in and what kind of reality. In my opinion, it will broadcast the best information for the State of Israel. I have lived for many years and think that there is always a need for good information."

What does the rest of the cast think about this figure?

"Everyone is happy, our WhatsApp group is buzzing. We are also in a very high place in Kenya. I know that people have been waiting a lot for the fourth season according to the followers I have on Instagram who are contacting me. Someone from Italy sent me a message and wrote that since Saturday she has not eaten because she saw what happened at the restaurant And she is waiting for the fifth season."

Have you also been contacted by the countries in question?

"Listen, I was contacted from Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates. Many many congratulations and thanks. Many wrote to me from India as well, which is quite amazing. Think of the number of people in India who watch us. There are millions upon millions."

Were there also less positive reactions?

"There are, but they are a minority. Every now and then I get a 'Free Palestine' message in my inbox, but it's not representative. It's a very small amount compared to the thousands of positive messages. So if there is an occasional one that pops up, it's null in sixty."

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Source: israelhayom

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