Squirming While We Laugh

Published on Haaretz

Possibly the easiest thing you will ever be asked to do to better understand Jewish-Arab relations in Israel is watch “Avodah Aravit” (“Arab Labor”).

Television viewing is usually not hard work, but the show, which returned to Channel 2 on Saturday night, makes it effortless because it is blessed with all three of the ingredients required for a top-flight sitcom: excellent ensemble acting with characters we can care about, an infinitely rich subject, and great comic writing.

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