Amjad understands that Arabs have a problem with water and that they don't know how to swim. He finds himself declaring in front of his neighbors, Timna and Natan, that he does know how to swim. Amjad joins swimming lessons and finds out his situation is much worst than he thought. The Russian swimming instructor has a revolutionary trick to teach even Arabs how to swim but the trick doesn't work on Amjad, who accidentally causes the instructor to drown and is accused of attempted manslaughter for racist reasons.
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.