‘Homeland’ not real enough, two countries complain

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A scene from a recent episode of Showtime’s award-winning series “Homeland” that was filmed in Israel, but was supposed to be depicting Beirut has caused a stir between the two countries, CBS reports.

The show about Arab terrorists and American turncoats has inadvertently become a tale of two cities. Some Beirutis are angry because the depiction of their city as swarming with militiamen is misleading and because they see Israel as the enemy. And in Israel, some are angry that Haifa and even Tel Aviv – a self-styled nightlife capital and high-tech hub – apparently appear, to outsiders at least, to be Middle Eastern after all.

Lebanese Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud told The Associated Press that he’s so upset about the portrayal of Beirut that he’s considering a lawsuit.

But don’t fret, Showtime has still ordered a Season 3 for “Homeland,” officials announced today.

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