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Old 8 December 2016, 16:18
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Can't wait to watch this while getting my Israeli draw on with my sirt gun.
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Old 8 December 2016, 18:34
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Weelllll... I'm going to leave that alone. Mostly. There are a lot of things I think Israelis are really good at. Pistol technique isn't one of them.
You may even be right. But Israelis aren't well known for taking easily to outside trainers (right or wrong). I'd work on that Geordie accent, though. They are more likely to buy coals from a local.
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Old 13 December 2016, 17:11
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I really wanted to binge on this show; but I was disciplined. Finished it just yesterday.

The ending surprised me. In the last minutes I was second and third guessing how this will all end. None of my guesses happened. Pretty plausible, actually.

Without first-hand knowledge inside the mista'arvim (Arab imposters anti-terror units), I have to say that this impressed me as likely being very true to how things might work. The complexity of relationships between antagonists and presumed allies. The tactics. The range of players. The audacity and self-discipline required to do this well, every single time. And the Hebrew dialogue was certainly not contrived. I had to rely on the subtitles for 99 % of the Arabic.

Hoepoe probably knows a lot more about this. ?דוכיפת
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Old 14 December 2016, 09:17
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I know one of the guys who served in that unit. He has dual citizenship, lives here in the States now. I will have to watch.
Not in "that" unit...the series is not about a military unit per se.
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Old 14 December 2016, 11:30
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Not in "that" unit...the series is not about a military unit per se.
Do you think these guys are supposed to be ימ״ס, the Border Guard mista'arvim; or just an invented group to closely portray what goes on?

Way back when we still used sling-shots, none of the Arabist teams or units existed. Whatever little of this sort of thing went on in the 80s was, as far as I knew, handled by שב״כ - the General Security Service. We even worked with them in Lebanon, providing extra arms when going into villages; as they didn't have much manpower and worked mostly individually or in pairs.
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Old 14 December 2016, 16:03
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Watching it now. I must be missing something.....
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Old 22 December 2016, 12:22
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Not in "that" unit...the series is not about a military unit per se.
My disclaimer is what I know about the Israeli military could fit inside a thimble. That said, when I read the Wiki page about Fauda it mentioned the Duvdevan. That is the only context in which I mentioned it.
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Old 24 December 2016, 14:14
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Just finished episode 1 and moving onto episode 2. It takes conditioning to watch with subtitles. Good action. Don't know how realistic it is but as an entertainment vehicle its okay so far.
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Just finished episode 1 and moving onto episode 2. It takes conditioning to watch with subtitles. Good action. Don't know how realistic it is but as an entertainment vehicle its okay so far.
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Happy Christmas Eve everyone.

I finished the first episode Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed it but got side tracked watching Hyena Road (which I am enjoying) to start to the second one which I will watch tonight over dinner.
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Old 25 December 2016, 01:25
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My disclaimer is what I know about the Israeli military could fit inside a thimble. That said, when I read the Wiki page about Fauda it mentioned the Duvdevan. That is the only context in which I mentioned it.
Makes sense. Some overlap with what Duvduvan does, no doubt and a very good series. Enjoy!
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Old 22 April 2017, 13:05
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I've just read that the Kfir Brigade https://en.m.wikipedia[dot]org/wiki/Kfir_Brigade are watching Fauda and other productions to help them learn Arabic. Pretty cool lessons!
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I'd only made it through the first three episodes and then languished.

Sat down over the course of a few days and finished it.

Excellent show. Some serious plot twists but it stays consistently realistic, in as far as I can tell, without ruining the engagement.

Can't wait for the next season to come online.
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Old 7 February 2018, 18:40
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It started airing in israel on New years eve, should be coming soon!
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Old 7 February 2018, 19:06
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Watching it now. Very good. I also just have CC running and English subtitles. Works great
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Do you think these guys are supposed to be ימ״ס, the Border Guard mista'arvim; or just an invented group to closely portray what goes on?

Way back when we still used sling-shots, none of the Arabist teams or units existed. Whatever little of this sort of thing went on in the 80s was, as far as I knew, handled by שב״כ - the General Security Service. We even worked with them in Lebanon, providing extra arms when going into villages; as they didn't have much manpower and worked mostly individually or in pairs.
Season 2 clearly portrays it as a Duvduvan type unit (military as opposed to police or gov). This was less clear in season 1.

Yamas are pretty high speed too!

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Makes sense. Some overlap with what Duvduvan does, no doubt and a very good series. Enjoy!
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Can't wait for the next season to come online.
I just noticed that Season 2 is up on Netflix.
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Old 28 May 2018, 01:56
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I am into season 2 now. From what little I know about anything some of these foreign films put hollywood to shame, for sure. I am jonesing to finish my current episode , but I need to scurry off to work. I am thankful that I do not have to work at night worrying about getting shot. But I am armed , I work in a machine shop, everything is a weapon here.
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Old 28 May 2018, 02:20
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Watched the first few episodes of season 2 today. Just as good as last season.
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