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Reckoning with Laughter: Noam Shuster returns to Israel | Witness

Al Jazeera, 14 Jun 2021
Can comedy help ease tensions between Israelis and Palestinians? Israeli comedian Noam Shuster thinks it is worth a shot.

Noam is a peace builder-turned-comedian whose political satire makes headlines across the Middle East.

She was about to launch her one-woman US comedy tour when the first coronavirus wave hit. She returns to Israel and soon finds herself recovering from COVID-19 in a government-assigned hotel – where Palestinians and Israelis laugh together at her jokes.

But, as the pandemic sends the world into a tailspin, exposing racial and economic injustice, Noam is reminded how much work needs to be done in Israel.

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