Culture, Israel

"It's the year of Arab-Israeli comedy."

Former da Ali G show writer Dan Friedman reflects on “the bitterest simmering geopolitical conflict of the past century” over with our friends ZEEK AT JEWCY:

The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour is out again making the rounds, and Israel's Channel 2 just finished its first season of a sitcom about Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Avoda Aravit. Heading the list, however, in terms of both finances and audiences, is Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess with the Zohan: the first comedy about the Arab-Israeli conflict to get a major release since Monty Python's Life of Brian in 1979.

The call for more humor in this area is much appreciated. For those of you looking for a quick fix, my personal recommendation (beyond what Friedman mentioned in the ZEEK piece) would be a dose Eli Valley’s cartoons, also over with our buddies at Jewcy.

2 thoughts on “"It's the year of Arab-Israeli comedy."

  1. Also as a bit of sneak peek, Brit Tzedek NYC is planning an Israel-Palestine conflict comedy benefit in the fall — because if you can’t beat ’em, mock ’em.

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