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Thing was I didn't believe in any of the characters, not the Norwegian mother who I assume was supposed to be a caracature, nor her Palestinian friend, nor the supposed Israeli diplomat (who wore a black velvet kipa and had a ram's horn and a seven-branched candelabra behind his desk... why? ?? ) and so on. And if the Israeli father (of the brother and sister) was "religious" in a way that meant his son shouldnt go into the IDF, then why was he dressed like a dati le'eumi, dati tsioni, whose sons ALL serve in the army... and so on.
At least in the episodes I watched, I don't recall much in Jerusalem, mostly supposedly in Gaza City and perhaps in Ramallah.. Those two women making their case in Gaza City, really!!

So... I really didn't buy any of it. Sorry for being so negative, but there it is.
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Finally watched Valley of Tears on HBO Max this week, and found it enthralling, disturbing, heartbreaking and heartwarming (the brotherhood) all at the same time.
I think the English translation of the title is brilliant, actually, and the phrase "Emek Habacha", in addition to being in one of the psalms as quoted earlier in this thread, also appears in the Kabbalat Shabbat liturgy, in one of the stanzas of Lecha Dodi.

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