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From: Witness

Reckoning with Laughter: Noam Shuster returns to Israel

About to make it big in the US, Israeli comedian Noam Shuster returns home to face her toughest audience yet.

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.