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Israeli TV shines light on Yom Kippur War


November 20, 2020

"Valley of Tears" ("Sha'at Ne'ila"), the Kan-produced, HBO Max-purchased TV series on the Yom Kippur War.

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - "Valley of Tears," a 10-part Israeli TV series on the Yom Kippur War has generated renewed interest in the 1973 national trauma. HBO Max acquired world rights for the series, which focuses on the stories of four soldiers, was created by the Israel network Kan, and began airing on Oct. 19.

Despite the buzz, some viewers have lamented that the show, titled "Sha'at Ne'ila" in Hebrew, all but ignores the role of women during the war.

One such woman was Niva Shaul, who was among the 2,673 Israeli troops killed during the fighting.

Shaul was born in Mishmar Hanegev, a k...

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