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An Evening with Avi Issacharoff

On Tuesday 2nd April, 2019, TAU Trust hosted an “Evening with Avi Issacharoff”, the co-creator of FAUDA and a celebrated TAU alumnus. Avi shared how his education at TAU and his fascinating career to date led him to co-creating a global phenomenon that is FAUDA. We were delighted to welcome Sharon Bar-Li, Deputy Ambassador of Israel to the UK who shared her experience as a TAU alumnus, TV Presenter & Broadcaster Samantha Simmonds as well as many TAU Governors, trustees and special guests. Our supporters were treated to a FAUDA-themed “Gin Cocktail” sponsored by Artisan Drinks Company, which added a certain “pizzazz” to the evening.

As mentioned on the evening, you can support scholarships for students who one day will join Avi in our ever-growing Alumni organisation. If you would like to support our students or are interested to find out how you can get involved in our global capital campaign, please contact us on 020 7446 8790, email or click here to donate online.

Thank you for your continued support and being “Part of the Next Big Idea”.

Event at a Glance:

  • Date: April 2nd, 2019

  • Venue: 1 Wimpole Street

  • Hosted by: Tel Aviv University Trust

  • Photo credit: Mart Photography- Tammy Kazhdan


“FAUDA- Where Fiction and Reality in the Middle East Meet”

Born in Jerusalem, Avi Issacharoff graduated with an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and Literature from Tel Aviv University.

Avi was Middle Eastern Affairs Correspondent for Israel Radio, where in 2002 he won the “Best Reporter” award for his coverage of the Second Intifada.

In 2004, he co-wrote with Amos Harel, “The Seventh War: How we won and why we lost the war with the Palestinians”, a book about the second Intifadah and a winner of the 2005 Chechic award .

In 2008, they both collaborated again and wrote a second book, entitled “34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah and the War in Lebanon”, about the war of 2006, which was the winner of the 2009 the Chechic award.From 2005 until 2012, he was the Palestinian and Arab affairs correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and has written and directed short documentary films broadcasted on television in Israel.

In 2014 Avi and a cameraman were attacked and beaten by “masked Palestinian rioters” while covering a violent protest demonstration at Beitunia. The two were set upon after a Palestinian demonstrator accused them of being Israeli intelligence agents.The event  was a unique opportunity to hear first-hand about the extraordinary journey of a man who is helping to transcend his audience through the creation of a global series that continues to captivate each and every single one of us.

FAUDA came to our screens in 2016 with an explosion of action, suspense, chaos and gripping story lines. Since then the series has attracted millions of viewers globally, has garnered award-winning status and continues to keep us on edge!

FAUDA was the winner in 2016 of 6 Ophir awards and in 2018 of 11 Ophir awards by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television.


Our thanks goes to Artisan Drinks Company and Founder Mike Braff, who sponsored a welcome FAUDA-themed “Gin Cocktail”. 

Scroll down for photos from the event.