Tag Archive for TV Show

Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Israeli alter-ego, Georgia lawmaker resigns

Posing as an Israeli anti-terror commando, Sacha Baron Cohen tricks Georgia lawmaker Jason Spencer to participate in a phony training course and willingly performs a variety of blatantly racist ‘counter-terrorism tactics’ for his new TV series, “Who Is America?”
– WATCH video (it’s as hilarious as it is unfortunate)

By i24NEWS


Republican Georgia State Representative Jason Spencer, who was pranked by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s Israeli alter-ego into baring his buttocks and repeatedly shouting the “n-word” on the provocative new Showtime series “Who Is America?”, announced his resignation following a wave of backlash in response to his embarrassing and offensive appearance on the show. Continue Reading »

Hollywood execs stand with NETFLIX over BDS attack on Israeli TV series

Having received multiple threats by the anti-Israel group BDS, 50 Hollywood executives pen letter of support, “We stand behind… Netflix in the face of this blatant attempt at artistic censorship.”



LOS ANGELES – More than 50 Hollywood executives have thrown their support behind Netflix, which is facing a campaign by a Palestinian-led movement to drop Israeli television series “Fauda” from its streaming platform.

In a letter on Tuesday to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the executives from record labels and Hollywood talent agencies called the move by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement a “blatant attempt at artistic censorship.” Continue Reading »

WATCH New Fox News series OBJECTified with Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu opens up in an hour-long personal interview on OBJECTified by Fox News:
• “My world collapsed,” Netanyahu admits of his brother’s death at the hands of Palestinian terrorists during a hostage rescue in Entebbe, Uganda. “I had to do something about this scourge of terrorism.”

By Israel Hayom Staff


“People who deliberately murder babies or blow up buses, they don’t have freedom on their minds,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Harvey Levin, the host of Fox News’ fledgling series OBJECTified, in an interview that aired Sunday.

The hour-long interview focused mainly on Netanyahu’s personal life and his time living in the U.S. Continue Reading »

WATCH Gal Gadot & Jimmy Fallon share Israeli & American made chocolates

Watch Israel’s own ‘Wonder Woman’ experiencing two American firsts on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon: tasting a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and playing charades.



Gal Gadot shared a taste of home with TV host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Thursday — when she and Fallon sampled Israeli chocolate together.

Discussing the upcoming Halloween holiday, the pair were discussing their favorite candies, and Fallon whipped out what Gadot said was her No. 1 choice.

“Shokolad para,” she called it, which literally means cow chocolate, but refers to the Elite brand that always features a cow on the label. Continue Reading »

American TV host Conan O’Brien sends himself to Israel, for R&R from US politics

Watch Conan O’Brien announce the reasons for traveling to Israel.



Comedian and television host Conan O’Brien announced on his show that he will be visiting Israel in September to film a special episode of his travel series Conan without Borders. The announcement was complete with Israeli flag graphics and Hebrew text.

“Due to all the division, strife, intractable hatred and violence in our country right now I have decided to leave America for the relative peace and quiet of the Middle East. That’s right people, I am going to Israel!” He said.

He continued: “I may be in Israel the same week as President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who’s been sent there to broker a Middle East solution.

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VIDEO: Bill Maher asks, ‘Maybe now Europe won’t be an a**hole to Israel’


WATCH Bill Maher, “I wonder now that Europe has been attacked 4 times now in a little over a year …Maybe Europe will have a little more sympathy for what Israel goes through.”



American media personality Bill Maher thinks that maybe after the attacks in Brussels that killed 31 on Tuesday, Europe will have more sympathy for Israel. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks at the Brussels airport and at a metro station in the city.

Maher made the remarks on Friday on his HBO show Real Time.

“Europe has been real assholes about Israel. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Israel’s Sabra hummus stars on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut


Stephen Colbert on America’s most watched late night talk show plugs Sabra hummus on debut broadcast in front of nearly 7 million viewers, angering BDS. 

Tzipi Shmilovitz, Navit Zommer


It was the most watched debut of the most watched show: Stephen Colbert stepped into David Letterman’s huge shoes on CBS’s Late Show with impressive success, and one of the stars of the programs was Israeli hummus.

His rating – nearly seven million viewers – was double the number of viewers of his alleged biggest competitor, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno’s successor. Together with Fallon, Colbert officially became the greatest talk show host in America on Tuesday night. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Obama Interview for Israel TV2 Threaten to Cut US Support at UN

In an open attack against PM Netanyahu, President Obama says if Israel doesn’t renew peace talks with the Palestinians, he will have to make adjustments in US’s position at the UN.

By Ari Yashar


US President Barack Obama gave an interview with Israeli media on Tuesday, in which he threatened that an Israeli refusal to renew peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) will “make it hard” for the US to veto motions in the UN against Israel.

In an interview with Ilana Dayan for Channel 2‘s “Uvda” (Fact) TV show aired Tuesday night, Obama commented on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s statements before elections in which he said that a Palestinian state won’t be founded on his watch. Continue Reading »

Israeli Arab finishes victorious in TV reality cooking program ‘Master Chef’


‘Master Chef’ winner Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, says she’ll use TV show’s prize money to open Arab-Jewish cooking school.


Nof Atamna-Ismaeel won the fourth season of Israeli reality cooking show “Master Chef” on Saturday night.

Noff Otmana Ismail, Israeli Arab winner of 'Master Chef'

Noff Otmana Ismail, Israeli Arab winner of ‘Master Chef’ – Photo: Oded Karni

Atamna-Ismaeel, 32,,  from the Israeli Arab town Baqa al-Gharbiyyewho cooks Arab food with a modern twist. She has a PhD in microbiolog and is  married with three kids.

Upon winning, Atamna-Ismaeel said it was “the most exciting moment in her life,” and said she plans on using the prize money to open an Arab-Jewish cooking school.

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Bashar al-Assad’s Presidential Palace rebuilt in Israel


The replica is part of the TV set for the new Fox Television series ‘The Tyrant,’ written & developed by Israeli screenwriter Gideon Raff.

By i24News


President Bashar al-Assad’s palace overlooking Damascus is considered one of the more ostentatious structures in the Middle East. The palace, designed by Japanese architect Kenzō Tange and laid out over 510,000 square meters, consists of mostly marble rooms.

Assad's Presidential Palace: The monumental gateway is decorated with abstracted muqarnas vaults ( Flickr/Jacobdugo )

Assad’s Presidential Palace: The monumental gateway is decorated with abstracted muqarnas vaults – Photo: Flickr/Jacobdugo

A replica is going up these days in an unlikely spot – the town of Kfar Sava, northeast of Tel Aviv. Continue Reading »

Bibi says Iran is no laughing matter on Israeli comedy show


Comedy hosts sting Netanyahu on housing reform, settlements, and Iran’s nuclear program. The latter prompted a stern response.


A relaxed Benjamin Netanyahu appeared Sunday evening on the hit comedy show “Matsav Hauma” (“State of the Nation”) jousting with the hosts on topics ranging from Israeli politics to the Iranian threat and reiterating his stance on negotiations with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu in 'Matsav Hauma'

Netanyahu in ‘Matsav Hauma.’ – Photo: Niv Eshet Cohen

“The right wing says you can’t talk to [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas,” said host Merav Galili. “Maybe without the ruckus of the tractors building settlements you could hear him better?”

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Video: Filipina caregiver is year’s ‘feel-good story’ on Israeli reality TV


On this season’s reality show ‘X-Factor Israel’  finalist Rose Fostanes, a Filipina care-giver to an ailing Israeli, has finally found fame.



A 47-year-old Filipina caregiver has emerged as the newest star of Israeli reality television, putting a human face on the thousands of foreign workers who toil away in menial, back-breaking jobs in this country.

New Diva (for web)

Rose Fostanes on the X-Factor set. – Photo: AP

Local viewers of this country’s myriad reality shows have grown accustomed to successful candidates from various backgrounds, including black-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews, Ethiopian immigrants and a German convert to Judaism who became a celebrity chef. Continue Reading »

American TV celebrities become advocates for Israel


C.S. Lee from ‘Dexter’ & ‘Back to the Future’ actress Lea Thompson are just two of the top actors taking part in “American Voices in Israel” tour, which has included visits to Yad Vashem, Tel Aviv and the Golan Heights.



Israel has received an influx of American talent this week. There are those here for work, and others on vacation.
Dexter star C.S Lee prepares to pop open a bottle of Yarden Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine

Dexter star C.S Lee prepares to pop open a bottle of Yarden Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine – Photo: Courtesy Golan Heights Winery

A group of TV actors are currently on a week-long tour of the country with American Voices in Israel, a program aiming to bolster Israel’s image in the United States by bringing over celebrities who will then hopefully become friends of Israel.

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TV series ‘Homeland’ stops filming in Israel, cites Syrian unrest

‘Homeland’ filming locations were switched to Morocco due to concerns over the uncertain situation in Syria.

A scene from "Homeland" showing Claire Danes as a CIA agent walking around in "Beirut," which was shot in Tel Aviv, as some Hebrew artifacts can be seen on the right side of the photo. (Showtime)

A scene from “Homeland” showing Claire Danes as a CIA agent walking around in “Beirut,” which was shot in Tel Aviv, as some Hebrew artifacts can be seen on the right side of the photo. (Showtime)

The filming was switched to Morocco due to concerns over the uncertain situation in Syria, according to Ynet. The show’s producers in Israel were told of the decision over the weekend, the news site reported, citing an unnamed source.

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And your tour guide today is…Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu takes part in a popular TV tourism program that follows heads of state in a “guidebook” tour of their countries

By Yossi Aloni


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to play tour guide in a major televised tourism program under the direction of journalist and producer Peter Greenberg, known internationally for his “The Royal Tour” tourism programs on PBS and the Travel Channel.

Your tour guide today will be...Benjamin Netanyahu

Your tour guide today will be…Benjamin Netanyahu


Greenberg has put together a series of programs where he accompanies a head of state in a “guidebook” tour of his or her country. He has already filmed episodes with the king of Jordan, the presidents of Mexico and Peru, and the prime minister of New Zealand. Continue Reading »