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Israeli inspiration for ‘Homeland’ is must-see TV

Devotees of the Emmy-winning Showtime drama series “Homeland” might be aware that it was adapted from the Israeli series “Prisoners of War” (“Hatufim”), and that both were created by writer-producer-director Gideon Raff.
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October 19, 2016

Devotees of the Emmy-winning Showtime drama series “Homeland” might be aware that it was adapted from the Israeli series “Prisoners of War” (“Hatufim”), and that both were created by writer-producer-director Gideon Raff. 

On Oct. 24 at 10 p.m., the original — which focuses on three POWs who bear the physical and mental scars of 17 years of torture in captivity — will begin airing on KCET (viewers can log on to

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