The Alian family members move into their new apartment in a Jewish neighborhood. Amjad goes out of his way in order to carefully plan the move and impress his new neighbors from his very first day in the building but everything goes wrong.
His main problem is the parking tickets Amjad keeps receiving every three hours because he's not allowed to park in the street yet. He tries to get a local parking permit from the municipal council but understands that in order to do so he must change his address at the population registry department, infamous for its long lines.
In exchange for payment, the mover, who has connections at the department, promises to arrange a parking permit for Amjad that would put an end to all of the parking tickets. He takes Amjad's I.D and sets out. The mover then becomes involved in an accident and is suspected by passersby for planning a terror attack. He flees his vehicle, leaving Amjad's I.D on one of the sits.
Amjad, the new neighbor, turns into an instant suspect.
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.