Our recap of the best tv, movies and docos to watch this week!

  1. Norman #IsraeliThriller

Norman Oppenheimer, a financial schemer living in NY, tries to be everyone’s friend. He then befriends a future Israeli prime minister, Micha Eshel, and attempts to use Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever. With Richard Gere and Lior Ashkenazi. Read more on IMDB. Watch now on SBS on Demand.

  1. They Are Everywhere (Ils sont partout) #JewishFrenchComedy

A French-Jewish actor discusses stereotypes concerning Jewish people, anti-semitism and life for a Jew in modern France. Told in the form of short stories that accompany each stereotype. With Charlotte Gainsbourg. Watch on Netflix

  1. The Spy #JewishTV

It’s what everyone’s been talking about since it was released on Netflix on September 6! Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Eli Cohen, the Israeli Mossad agent who went undercover in Syria in the early 1960s. Written and directed by Homeland executive producer Gideon Raff. Six-part mini-series. Read our review here. Watch on Netflix.

  1. Rabin: In his own words #IsraeliDoco

Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, Yitzhak Rabin’s personal and professional dramas unfold. Awarded Best Documentary Film at the Haifa International Film Festival. Watch on Kanopy.

  1. HaShoter HaTov (The Good Cop) #IsraeliComedy

If you’re a fan of Brooklyn 99 or just love good Israeli comedy, then this is for you! 15 episodes, 20-30 mins long. Watch on Netflix.

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