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Arab Labor

Loyalty

Amjad interviews the leader of a new political party that advocates a repartitioning of Israel between Jews and Arabs. Amjad, who is not at all sure on which side he wants to be on in this new partitioning, sees a psychologist to find resolution. Now the story starts getting really entangled...
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #107

Friday, October 20 at 7:00 pm on 12.1


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  • Tuesday, October 17 at 8:30 pm on 12.1
  • Wednesday, October 18 at 12:30 am on 12.1
  • Monday, October 23 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.