A crew from the BBC is coming to Israel to do a story about Amjad and follow him and his everyday experience as an Arab living among the Israeli-Jewish society. He tells the foreign reporters about the brotherhood and coexistence between him and his Jewish neighbors, only to find out that this is not what they are looking for. They demand to see racism and evidence of the difficulty in being a minority in Israeli society. Amjad sets out to find instances of racism, but finds it no other place but a cookie store.
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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.