Israeli Satire: Engaging with the Israel of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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Learn about Israel through the power of humor and satire. They can enable us to think critically, see things from other perspectives, enlighten us, and of course make us laugh, relieve anxiety and pain, and bridge differences. At the same time, humor and satire can go too far and miss the mark for some people. Cultural distinctions and differences in communication between Israelis and North Americans abound; humor and satire might be at the top of the list, since so much of it can be lost in translation—both linguistic and cultural.


Ahead of Israel’s 76th birthday, The iCenter asked the show’s creators, Natalie Marcus and Asaf Beiser, what they are thinking about as Israel enters its 77th year. We invited them to share some clips from the show, along with their insights.

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