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Israeli TV series inspired by news events get adapted worldwide

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
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By: Sanam SHANTYAEI Follow | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Sonia BARITELLO | Marion LORY
14 min

In recent years, Israeli productions based on local stories have become big business with international TV networks and online platforms like Netflix, which are eager to showcase the country's storytelling talents. We give you a sneak peak of the country's TV industry.

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In Syria, it's been almost a decade since the conflict started and escalating violence continues to dominate the headlines, especially in the rebel-held city of Idlib in the northwest. Human rights groups are saying this is one of the region's worst humanitarian crises with hundreds of thousands attempting to flee.

Finally, concern is mounting over the fate of two French academics jailed in Iran since June. Fariba Adelkhah was detained alongside Roland Marchal, a senior researcher at Sciences Po university. They are now awaiting trial and could face heavy jail sentences. This week saw a rally take place in Paris in support of the couple.


 

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