Homeland will not be filmed in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, September 17, 2013

Plans to film the third series of an award-winning US drama show in Israel have now been cancelled due to concerns after the crisis in Syria.


Homeland to return for third series

By Jennifer Lipman, October 23, 2012

The US television series inspired by an Israeli prisoner of war drama is to return for a third series.

Homeland, which is based on Gideon Raff's original Hebrew language series Hatufim, will air for a further 12 episodes next year.

The second season is currently being shown in the US and in the UK, with audience numbers on the rise.


Lebanon angry that Homeland was filmed in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2012

When the producers of Homeland chose to return to the country where the series originated, Israeli fans were delighted, with former Hamas prisoner Gilad Shalit even making a visit to the set.

But the decision to use Israeli locations – including Jaffa and Tel Aviv – as stand - ins for areas in the Lebanese city of Beirut, has apparently angered Arab viewers.


Homeland: season two preview

By Jennifer Lipman, October 3, 2012

Homeland is back on Sunday for its second series, starting at 9pm on Channel 4. Catch a sneak peak here.


Homeland's Israeli writer wins Emmy award

By Jennifer Lipman, September 24, 2012

The Israeli writer behind the hit television series Homeland has won the most prestigious award in US television for his work.

Gideon Raff was awarded the Emmy for best writing in a drama series for his work on the show, along with Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon.


The new Homeland? Israeli Soviet spy drama to get US remake

By Jennifer Lipman, September 20, 2012

First it was prisoners of war, now it is former Soviet spies.

The Israeli network behind the series that inspired Homeland has sold the rights to another mystery series to a US television studio.


Former prisoner Gilad Shalit visits the set of Homeland

By Jennifer Lipman, May 16, 2012

Plans to film the third series of an award-winning US drama series in Israel have now been cancelled due to concerns about the crisis in Syria.


Homeland star Mandy Patinkin at Israel peace conference

By Jennifer Lipman, May 15, 2012

Homeland star Mandy Patinkin was the guest of honour at a peace conference in Jerusalem on Friday.

The actor, better known as his screen alter-ego CIA agent Saul Berenson, arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to film scenes for the second series of the hit drama.

He was spotted with Claire Danes, who plays Carrie Mathison, filming scenes near Jaffa over the weekend.


Israeli autism drama to get the Homeland treatment

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2012

An Israeli drama series about an autistic child and his family could be the latest Hebrew-to-English crossover hit.

The rights to the Yellow Peppers series have been bought by the US Lions Gate studio, Ha’aretz reported.


Julia Stiles to lead US remake of Israeli drama

By Jennifer Lipman, March 6, 2012

Hollywood actress Julia Stiles has been cast as the lead in an adaptation of an Israeli series about a mystery at a secretive commune.

Timrot Ashan is the latest in a growing list of Israeli programmes to be given a US makeover, following in the footsteps of Homeland – based on the series Hatufim – and In Treatment (formerly BeTipul).