Golan Cohen
played by Ori Pfeffer
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Golan is a stubborn and proud detective with the Israeli police force, who knows Jerusalem like the back of his hand. Though secular himself, he grew up in one of the poorest and ultra-religious neighborhoods outside the walls of Jerusalem. Golan and Peter clash over the FBI’s involvement in a case of a man who’s wanted for murder back on American soil, yet has also committed a local crime. When Peter insinuates himself into another one of Golan’s investigations, this time against Lynn’s orders, Golan’s hackles are raised even more. He doesn’t trust Peter’s motives for pursuing the case and is determined to figure out what Peter seems to be hiding.

Ori Pfeffer stars as Golan Cohen, a tough, take-no-prisoners detective with the Israeli National Police who frequently works with the FBI and just as often butts heads with American legal attaché, Peter (Jason Isaacs).  Their paths continue to cross as the search for Yussef Khalid (Omar Metwally) and the investigation into the murder of an American lead them both deeper into the mysteries surrounding the dig site in Jerusalem. 

Pfeffer has worked with a number of prestigious directors and actors including Brad Pitt in “World War Z,” Steven Spielberg in “Munich,” Adam Sandler in “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” and Leonardo DiCaprio in “Gardener of Eden.”  He also starred in “A Strange Course of Events” which was a Cannes Director’s Fortnight Selection, and he will be in the upcoming thriller “Suicide.”  Pfeffer’s television roles include “The Unit,”  “CSI: NY,” “Alias,” “Philly,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “NYPD Blue.”  His Israeli work includes the #1 drama “Yellow Peppers,” which won several Israel Emmy Awards and “2.3 A Week.”   On stage, Pfeffer starred in the National Theatre of Israel’s “Ideal Husband.”  Pfeffer was raised in Jerusalem a block away from series creator Gideon Raff and currently lives in Tel Aviv.