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Chaos at the High Wall: The Groundbreaking Netflix Series Bridging the Gap Between Israel and Palestine

  ”Fauda” means “chaos” in Arabic. The war between Israel and Hamas inspired a Netflix series, Fauda, ​​whose Chinese translation is “Chaos at the High Wall.”
  The show first aired in 2015 and has released 48 episodes over four seasons so far. It tells the story of covert operations carried out by undercover units of the Israel Defense Forces against Arabs in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and expanded to Belgium in the fourth season. , Lebanon.
  The Israeli agents in the play all speak authentic Arabic and look and behave like Arabs. Since the Israeli army controls the border between Palestine and Israel, Israeli agents can freely enter and exit Palestinian communities. This makes the Palestinians very dissatisfied. If the operation deployment is discovered in advance, Israeli agents often never return.
  ”Chaos at the Wall” is written by Israeli actor Lior Raz and journalist Avi Issacharov. Raz has a close relationship with Hollywood. He once served as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bodyguard when he was the governor of California. Later, he returned to Israel to pursue an acting career. A chance encounter with his childhood friend Issa Charoff in Tel Aviv, This inspired him to create the play.
  The series was conceived by Raz, who previously worked in the Israeli Defense Forces’ special forces as a commando, after his dream to create a production that would reflect the toll and mental stress the Israeli security forces pay for their actions. “I want to show my comrades, and I also want to show the Palestinian side,” Raz said. “There are no winners in the conflict.” He hopes his work can serve as a bridge between Jews and Arabs.
  ”Chaos at the High Wall” does not show off the “might” of the Israel Defense Forces, but instead presents more of its embarrassment to the audience. For example, in the play, the Palestinian leader who cooperated with Hezbollah set up rocket launchers at Palestinian civilians’ homes and launched attacks on Israel. The Israeli army was worried about whether to carry out retaliatory strikes on the launch sites. For example, in the play, a civilian’s father dissuades his son from taking action, but his son still chooses to die as a martyr. People around him praise the young man as a “glorious warrior,” but the father remains unmoved. Similar plots are lamentable, but they happen every day in the real world.
  The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has lasted for decades, with attacks and reprisals recurring. New children have grown up in the cycle of hatred of tit for tat and violence for violence, or they have died in the flames of war before they have grown up. How to resolve this dilemma? “Chaos at the High Wall” truly presents the historical helplessness of retribution. After watching this drama, people will emotionally enter the positions of both parties. In the end, they just hope that the chaos and tragedy will end as soon as possible, and the ultimate solution to peaceful coexistence can be found.
  Fleischer, an Israeli journalist and educator based in Jerusalem, said, “You will see in the show that both Palestinians and Israelis are victims of violence. The most discussed question when watching the show is, who are the Israelis? Or do Arabs suffer more?”
  ”Chaos at the Wall” was filmed in Hebrew and Arabic. It was well received both in Israel and abroad due to its realistic plot, suspenseful and compact plot, climaxes and superb performances. It is sought after throughout the Arab world. The series has now become the most popular TV series in Arab countries such as Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, and has entered the top ten ratings in many Eurasian and African countries.
  Raz said that Israeli extremists sympathized with the Palestinians after watching this kind of drama, and the Palestinians also felt sympathy for the Israelis for the first time after watching it.
  Although Netflix has not released complete ratings data for the show, it is not an exaggeration to call it a “global phenomenon” as it is broadcast in 190 countries and regions. Although film and television works are not the most accurate and authentic source of information surrounding polarized topics and the estrangement caused by geo-religious conflicts, they are conducive to opening up conversations that were previously impossible. “Chaos at the High Wall” is undoubtedly having a positive impact on both sides of the conflict. this impact. Regarding the popularity of the show in the Arab world, Israeli writer Kobi Ovadia said, “It presents the truth that we live in but cannot fully grasp. It is so popular in the Arab world because this show It gives them their only chance to see the real Israel.”
  Raz, who also rose to prominence for playing the lead role of Doron Caviglio in the show, clearly didn’t expect his creation to become such an international sensation. became famous and is now one of the most well-known “Israeli faces” in the world.
  While Raz was in the military, his girlfriend died in combat, just like one of the characters in the show. Raz said, “My father is from Iraq and my mother is from Algeria. In fact, we are connected by blood with them. We want to live, we want peace, there are enough wars, enough hatred!”