First Arab-Israeli Satire Show Is Blazing Trails – and Riling Ben-Gvir

Creator Razi Najjar, who also takes jabs at Arab politicians and the wider community, tells Haaretz why he believes there's a good chance the far-right leader will cancel his hit TV program

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Sheren Falah Saab
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It wasn't the surprise of the election campaign: A week before the vote, a comedy sketch on Israeli television angered far-right leader Itamar Ben-Gvir and his supporters. Calls against the program “Shu Ismo” and the Arabic-language public television channel broadcasting it flooded social media.

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