Arab Labor | Link TV
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 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, and it generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media.
Bushra is in the hospital, and Amjad, now home alone, asks his parents’ help. After trouble with his cleaning lady, Shuster brings him a wonderful maid who is afraid of Arabs.
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 is hired to help market a product that's considered too "Arab" and inadvertently inspires his neighbor Timna to open an art gallery. By the time opening night comes around, the hired help is nowhere to be found and a crowd of eager art patrons are pouring in.