Top 10 Israeli Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

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Yonatan Engler
Yonatan Engler

Israeli series have been extremely popular in the past few years and have proved themselves successful internationally. Here are a few of the top Israeli Netflix shows:

1. When Heroes Fly – בשבילה גיבורים עפים

After years without seeing each other, a team from the Israel Defence Forces reunite to save one of the team members’ sister that was thought to be dead in Colombia.

Keywords to know: גִּיבּוֹר (hero)

Transliteration: gee-bor

2. Fauda – פאודה

Dressing up as Arabs, an IDF undercover team penetrates behind enemy lines to capture dangerous terrorists.

Keywords to know: לְהִתְחַפֵּשׂ (dress up in costume)

Transliteration: leh-heet-khah-pess

3. Imperfect Spies

Former Israeli spies and operatives expose real dilemmas they faced during missions abroad that shaped their lives forever.

Keywords to know: מֵרֶגֶל (spy)

Transliteration: meh-rah-gel

4. The Good Cop – השוטר הטוב

This popular Israeli comedy series follows Danny, a suburbian cop with a short temper while balancing crime-fighting and his dysfunctional personal life.

Keywords to know: שׁוֹטֵר (police officer)

Transliteration: shoh-ter

5. Maktub – מכתוב

Two criminals are the sole survivors of a terrorist attack that change their ways to help others make their dreams come true.

Keywords to know: פּוֹשֵׁעַ (criminal)

Transliteration: poh-sheh-ah

6. Beauty Queen of Jerusalem – מלכת היופי של ירושלים

In 1919 Jerusalem, housecleaner Rosa weds a shopkeeper who loves another woman, a choice that impacts her dynamic with eldest daughter Luna for decades to come.

7. Unorthodox – המורדת

In pursuit of self-determination, a young woman leaves her ultra orthodox Jewish community in New York City to start a new life in Berlin. But just as she starts to find her own way, the past begins to catch up with her.

8. Shtisel – שטיסל

A Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem reckons with love, loss and the doldrums of daily life.

9. Black Space – בלקספייס

A rogue detective with unorthodox means leads an investigation into a massacre committed by unicorn mask-wearing assassins at an Israeli high school.

10. Nevsu – נבסו

An Israeli couple and their young daughter navigate the tensions of contemporary life as a mixed family blending Ethiopian and Ashkenazi heritage.

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