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Arab Labor: Season 1

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Arab Labor is a raucous and irreverent critically acclaimed comedy series from Israel about Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. His personal quest for status and success as a journalist at a Jerusalem newspaper is foiled by the humiliating searches he endures everyday when he leaves his Palestinian neighborhood to commute to his job. In the midst of a walloping identity crisis, Amjad jockeys between two cultures as he tries to polish his image for his Jewish friends and colleagues while enjoying his own down-to-earth family life.

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  • Actors: Clara Khoury, Norman Issa, Salim Daw
  • Directors: Roni Ninio, Yaakov Goldwasser
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: Arabic
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Alive Mind
  • DVD Release Date: July 14, 2009
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00265T7JC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,559 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Arab Labor: Season 1" on IMDb

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I happened to glance at Link TV one day, and this series happened to be on at the time.
Since Hebrew is my mother tongue, I had to watch.
The plot is about the trials and tribulations of Amjad, a journalist of Arab Israeli descent. The show's language is mainly Hebrew with Arabic and English interspersed throughout. In Israel the title Arab Labor, is akin to shoddy labor. It was/is used as a denigrating phrase for Arab capability.
The show is funny and full of heart. Amjad is torn between the respect he owes to his scheming "old fashion" father, and to his modern secular upbringing, which brings him closer in spirit to the modern secular Israelis. However, since he is an Arab, he does encounter bias in every turn. How his problems are handled, is the main crux of the plot, and they are handled with love and a great sense of humor.
I highly recommend this DVD to one and all.
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This product is mostly in Hebrew, but is subtitled in English. I was lucky to get an early release copy. This is the Israeli version of "The Jeffersons" or "Good Times". It is groundbreaking as it is a series about a family of Palestinian-Israelis. A view of Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli life from the view of an Arab-Israeli. He is a normal father, husband and son who is trying to fit in to a dual society. He isn't a confrontational person nor is he controversial, he is just trying to make it through the day and have a normal life. Not only is this a great glimpse into lives that most Americans and even most Israelis will never see, but it is FUNNY. It is life, whether it is trying to find a good kindergarten for his daughter or dealing with parents or in-laws.
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Cutting social commentary done in a humorous way. Should be required viewing for all potential suicide bombers and ultra orthodox settlers.
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As a serious student of comedy, I've exhaustively watched almost all of the best tv comedy series the English speaking world has produced.

There's very little of quality that I haven't seen from the USA, Canada, UK and Australia going back to out of print recordings of the early days of live tv through to the latest cutting edge international web series etc

With that self credentialing, let me say this: Arab Labor is the best all round comedy series on tv today, one of the funniest currently from any nation, standing up with the very best, reminiscent of Curb Your Enthusiasm, All in the Family/Till death Us Do Part and Sanford and Son/Steptoe and Son (the original British versions and the American remake versions Norman Lear adapted so ably of these classic, heartfelt yet hilarious socially provocative and progressive topical sitcoms), recent Ruth Jones/BBC smash hit border-crossing romantic family comedy Gavin and Stacey, MASH, You'll Never Get Rich (AKA Sgt. Bilko), Father Ted, Mary Tyler Moore/Lou Grant, the Jack Benny Show, The Thick of It of course Seinfeld as well as Classic Era Woody Allen.

It doesn't get better than this, truly laugh out loud funny, relatable, universal, and you'll hardly realize how much you are learning of how little we know about the real everyday ordinary life in Palestine and Israel behind the news. Guess what? It's not all politics and fighting, though these subjects are mined for lots of belly laughs and not ignored, for the most part we see the romantic misadventures, hare brained schemes, lovable scam artists, infuriating everyday little problems, families being the way they are the world round....
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This is an utterly brilliant TV series that I believe has taken Israel by storm. It's very much a 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' for Israeli Arabs, especially for those, like our central character, who suffer a deep crisis of identity. It's about time that the Israel/Palestinian conflict, which is ludicrously self-defeating for both peoples, was treated with irreverence and to outlandish comic effect. Incredibly insightful into the foibles and contradictions of Israeli society, it treats the prejudices of both sides in an honest and unpatronizing way. Representatives of both 'sides' are humanised in ways seldom seen by their Israeli or Palestinian counterparts, several being candidly depicted as being far from saintly. The program uses humor to expose the hypocrisy and bigotry that have bedeviled all reasonable attempts at finding a political solution to this continuing Middle East nightmare. I wholeheartedly recommend it, especially to leaders of Hamas and the Israeli government respectively. Maybe they can all watch it, have a good laugh at themselves, shake hands and divide the land into 2 states asap!
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WHERES SEASON 2 & 3!!!! IM GOING THROUGH LAUGHTER WITHDRAWALS!! Seriously, well written and acted and very funny. All people would like this. 60 minutes did a piece on it.
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I love this show. How many of us want to be appreciated and admired! Amjad wants to raise his status from his rural beginnings to being a more sophisticated city dweller. He doesn't always make the best decisions, usually suffering the consequences. Hilarious!
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