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Arab Labor

Reserve Duty

Amjad is called into the police and asked to help supply information to the Israeli security forces. He gets very scared and tries to find a way out. His mother-in-law, who just moved in with them while her apartment is being remodeled and, as always, manages to annoy Amjad, will be his way of giving the GSS what it wants.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #106

Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

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  • Wednesday, March 21 at 1:30 am on 12.1
  • Tuesday, March 27 at 8:30 pm on 12.1
  • Monday, April 2 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

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Amjad is an Arab journalist who writes for an Israeli newspaper and works very hard to fit in with Jerusalem's elite. However, his being an Arab and his desire to be part of Israeli society are in constant conflict. Bushra, his wife, is the voice of reason that tries to bring Amjad back in synch with reality She is an opinionated, smart woman, and has none of the identity issues her husband does. Amjad's father, Abu Amjad, who worked at the Ministry of Education before he retired, is mainly a finagler who tries to turn any event into a profit-making opportunity. Amjad's friend and partner at the paper is Meir, a charming, charismatic bachelor in search of a serious relationship. He takes on the job of being Amjad's guide to Israeli society. Meir falls in love with Amal, Bushra's classmate.