TV's NCIS on those Sinister Israelis

Israelis portrayed on CBS's long running series NCIS -- the Israelis who are not "Americanized," anyway -- are becoming become more and more sinister. Since NCIS is one of the top-rated television programs in America, anyone concerned about Middle East policy, let alone fairness to the State of Israel, ought to be aware of how Israelis are being treated on this show. Ziva David (Cote de Pablo), former Mossad agent working with NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) has turned American citizen and NCIS agent, largely out of rebellion against her Israeli father, Eli David (Michael Nouri), the head of Mossad. Eli always seems to sacrifice the interests of his own daughter to his sense of the security needs of the State of Israel. In the January 8, 2013 episode, "Shabbat Shalom," written by Christopher J. Waild, Ziva's father awaits her in her car and tells her that no one knows that he is in America, that he has not even brought body guards. Ostensibly pouring on an Israeli version...(Read Full Article)