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Prisoners of War
This dramatic series tells the story of three Israeli soldiers who were held captive for 17 years following their kidnapping while on a secret mission with their unit in Lebanon. "Prisoners of War" offers an intense look at the aftermath of captivity for Israeli soldiers Nimrode Klein (Yoram Todeano), Uri Zach (Ishai Golan) and Amiel Ben Horin (Assi Cohen), after they return home as heroes and work to overcome the trauma of torture and captivity while settling back into their disrupted family lives. Israeli film and television director, screenwriter and producer Gideon Raff created both "Prisoners of War" the program upon which “Homeland” is based, and the latter American counterpart as well as the recent FX series “Tyrant.”
Jamal’s death and the release of the terrorist Abdullah Bin-Rashid undermine the position of Yussuf in the Children of the Jihad organization. Uri and Nimrode try to push the Ministry of Defense into figuring out where Amiel is by exposing the CD they got from Ruth Shorer at the end of season 1. Nurit leaves her home and moves into a new apartment with Uri, while Nimrode comes to a decision regarding his relationship with Talia. Yinon (Yonatan Uziel) comes to Amiel’s dog pound to adopt a dog and meets Yael Ben Horin. She seems to like him.
Talia breaks down while Nimrode is out partying. Uri and Nurit try to bridge the gap formed by the past 17 years. After meeting Yinon, and trying to put the past behind her, Yael packs up all of Amiel’s things and puts them in storage. Haim Cohen interrogates the matter of Amiel, which is full of twists and turns and involves another Mossad agent. Yussuf and Abdullah head out to handle an arms deal, which Abdullah nearly blows.
The past troubles Yussuf, while Abdullah tries to revive the tradition of recruiting children to be martyrs. Finally, Yussuf is put to a test of faith. Iris extracts information about the Children of the Jihad, and she and Haim Cohen continue Atar Shorer’s investigation and try to solve the mystery of the new leader of the organization. Talia tries to get Nimrode to come back home. Uri shares the horrors of captivity with Nurit, and the psychological mind games their captors tortured them with.
The connection between Jamal and Amiel is revealed, as well as the process that ended with his becoming Yussuf. He struggles with the consequences of the shooting and the mounting pressure to execute an act of terrorism against Israel. Iris and Haim Cohen turn to an old university professor of his to learn about Stockholm Syndrome, and discover new details about Atar Shorer and the POWs. Yael Ben Horin’s belongings are stolen from storage.
Iris and Haim discover new details in the investigation tying Amiel, Atar Shorer and Dr. Ze’ev Kaplan together. A cat and mouse detective game develops between Haim and Ze’ev, who is busy skillfully training the talented Yinon. Nimrode’s violent deterioration continues. His situation crosses red lines, and he’s interested in resolving it. Talia, in a deep depression, is exposed to a ray of light in the form of Dr. Shmuel Ostrovsky, who comes over to help her.