Memorial Day and Independence Day arrive. Amjad, who thinks he's invited to light a torch at the traditional torch lighting protesting ceremony in front of the prime minister's house, finds himself committing to light a torch at the eve of Independence Day at Mount Herzl. At the same time, Maya, who is a part of the school choir, is torn between her parents' demand and her desire to be perceived as an equal amongst her friends in her Jewish school. She doesn't know whether or not she should take part in the Memorial Day ceremony at school.
About Arab Labor
Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit" which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched everyday when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.
Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel. This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime. Arab Labor has generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media and Link TV is premiering the program to the US television audience in order to offer a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash.