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  • Created by Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit", which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad Alian, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to...

  • ... his neighbor Timna's remark that there are no vegetarian Arabs , Amjad decides to become the first vegetarian Arab and turns into a ...
  • Amjad's world is about to crumble when a new rising star, an Arabic reporter/writer, catches the attention of the Israeli media. Bashie Siliman is sharp and nippy, the exact opposite of Amjad. Bashir leaves the scared Amjad alone and out of work until he decides to fight and claim back his place in the Istaeli media.
  • ... but a new maid has a problem with him: she's afraid of Arabs . **Episode 4** A government agency hires Amjad to create a campaign ...
  • ... However, after the 1975 Palestinian exodus, only 1,056 Arabs remained allowing for the town to be resettled by Jewish immigrants. ...
  • ... as transcripts from NHK Japan reports. For more LinkAsia blogs and articles, please visit the  LinkAsia Storify page . ...
  • ... to the trends and conversations rising through Asia's blogs and social media. LinkAsia's host, award-winning journalist Thuy ...
  • Amjad is asked to create a campaign for a government agency with the purpose of promoting the employment of Arab academics. Meanwhile, an Arab gynecologist starts treating Bushra in the hospital, and Amjad becomes insanely jealous.

  • Amjad receives an offer from one of the networks to host a new TV show in Arabic. Amjad, who's always dreamt of appearing on TV, begins to fantasize of a bright future in which he would change the face of the Middle East. Convinced he's the first Arab in prime-time, he discovers he's supposed to host the show dressed up as a bunny.

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