Meet the Cast of TV Sensation
Tuesday, April 13 | 5:30 PM EDT
Since its 2015 premiere, millions across the globe have closely followed the fictional story of the Israeli unit commander Doron Kavillio as he fights terrorists threatening the security of the Jewish State in the award-winning Israeli Netflix series Fauda.
Fauda, which is an Arab word meaning chaos and Hebrew slang for a mission gone wrong, aims to depict the two-sided story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Filmed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, this series portrays its characters as both human and deeply flawed, thus garnering an audience across the political spectrum.
Zoom in with us and meet the cast, actor Yaakov Zada Daniel, who plays one of the members of the elite IDF anti-terror unit in the show, and Boaz Konforty who plays Avihai, a member of the counter-terrorist unit who is always ready to jump into action. The stars will share their experiences on the show and answer questions from the host, Jewish Federation of New Bedford Executive Director Amir Cohen.
Yaakov Zada Daniel
An Israeli actor best known for his roles in Fauda (2015-), Hostages (2013-2016), Metumtemet (2016-2019) and Next to Her (2014). Daniel has become known for his rare talent to take on a range of intriguing roles. He served in the Shayetet 13, an elite unit of Israel’s navy, and later transferred to the undercover Duvdevan Unit, an elite counter-terrorism unit, which became particularly relevant for his notable role as “Eli” in Fauda. Concerned with humanitarian efforts, Daniel also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the SOS Children׳s Villages, and is collaborating with various NPOs supporting soldiers suffering from PTSD.
Born in Beersheva, Konforty served as a tank commander in the 401 brigade. After his military service, he joined the "Beit Tzvi" school of theatre and graduated in 1999. Since then, Boaz took part in over 25 television and cinema projects, including Fauda, Prisoners of War, The Spy (Eli), and many others.