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Jokes, Israeli politics and coexistence: MEMO in conversation with Noam Shuster-Eliassi

Watch our MEMO in conversation with Noam Shuster-Eliassi, an Israeli stand-up comedian and activist from Jerusalem

January 4, 2023 at 5:03 pm

Join us for a live conversation with Israeli stand-up comedian and activist Noam Shuster-Eliassi who grew up speaking Arabic and was often mistaken for a Palestinian. We will be discussing the new Israeli government, doing comedy in Arabic, English and Hebrew and going viral on Arabic-language social media.

Noam was raised in Neve Shalom/Wahat as-Salam or the Oasis of Peace, a community in Jerusalem where Jews and Arabs live together by choice. Born of an Iranian-Jewish mother and Romanian father whose parents survived the Holocaust, Noam became a prolific activist and undertook a fellowship at the Harvard School of Divinity in Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative.

Some of her comedy sketches which have gone viral in the Arab world including her marriage proposal on Israeli television to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) and more recently her satirisation of the Abraham accords and the UAE’s normalisation with Israel through a song Dubai, Dubai.

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