Behind the Scenes of Israeli Hit Show “Asylum City” with actress Hani Furstenberg and co-creator Liad Shoham

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Asylum City, the critically acclaimed and popular Israeli series starring Israeli-American actress Hani Furstenberg, is set in the underworld of refugees and asylum seekers in Tel Aviv. Based on the bestselling novel by lawyer turned author Liad Shoham, the series follows a young police officer named Anat (played by Furstenberg) who is investigating a murder. While trying to find the assassin, she exposes a complex web of political corruption, organized crime and exploitation. Asylum City was nominated for six Israeli Academy Awards. Furstenberg and Shoham (known in Israel as the Jewish John Grisham) are in conversation with Moment editor Sarah Breger.

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  1. Nancy Kaplan says:

    This was an outstanding zoominar. I didn’t hear this mentioned – many Israeli politicians, especially on the right, use a Hebrew word meaning “infiltrators” to refer to these asylum-seekers. Your two guests did refer a number of times to how the issue has been politicized in Israel and how asylum-seekers / refugees are not being treated with justice or compassion.

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