Miri Talmon, Yael Levy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


Number one on the New York Times’ list of “The 30 Best International TV Shows of the Decade” was the Israeli television drama Prisoners of War. Mike Hale, who published his list of selections on the New York Times on December 20, 2019, even made an exception in order to include Prisoners of War on his list, making an allowance for the 2009 Israeli show, which according to him was “just too good to leave out.” Hale’s requirements for his list of best 30 were scripted drama series, produced outside the United States, which were commercially available to American audiences, and which premiered in 2010 or later, except for the 2009 Prisoners of War which did not appear in America until 2012. The formation of unique local Israeli television, its vision, iconographies, narratives, characters and types, genres, and formats began its history with the emergence of state-regulated television in Israel in the 1960s.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIsraeli television
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal contexts, local visions
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon; New York, NY
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)1000179370, 1000179435, 1003032966
ISBN (Print)0367470330, 1000179370, 1000179400, 1000179435, 1003032966, 9780367470333, 9781000179378, 9781000179408, 9781000179439, 9781003032960
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in Middle East film and media
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Collective memory and television -- Israel
  • Television and globalization -- Israel
  • Television broadcasting -- Israel
  • Television programs -- Israel -- History and criticism
  • שידורי טלוויזיה -- ישראל
  • البث التلفزيوني -- إسرائيل
  • טלוויזיה, שידורים -- ישראל
  • Television broadcasting -- Israel (State)


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