Link TV Presents the Fourth Season of Controversial Hit Israeli Comedy, 'Arab Labor' on March 2

San Francisco, Calif. - Feb. 18, 2014 - Link

, the national satellite television network

and global content provider, presents the fourth season of Arab Labor,

a humorous, irreverent Israeli sitcom that pokes fun at

the cultural and political differences in Israel's mixed society. The new

season will premiere on Link TV (via DirecTV 375 and DISH 9410) on Sunday,

March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Created by Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-born Palestinian

journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda

Aravit," which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate

work") is a controversial hit Israeli comedy series that focuses on Amjad

Alian, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity,

as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born, but where his

car is searched everyday when he drives to his job in Jerusalem.

Humorously highlighting the collision of

language, religion and custom, the milestone series depicts Israeli society

through the eyes of an amusing Muslim Arab family and their constant desire to


The fourth season follows Amjad and his wife

Bushra as they discover that they are about to become parents for the third -

and positively unplanned - time. Bushra is confined to bed rest, and Amjad

finds himself torn between his pregnant wife, his family and his new career as

a political media consultant.

In the season premiere, a social protest in

Jerusalem is featured, and Amjad mistakenly joins the leaders of the "tent

protesters." Also, interfaith couple Meir and Amal experience financial

hardships and are forced to part with their comfortable apartment in Jerusalem

and move to East Jerusalem.

Arab Labor premiered for the first time in the U.S. on Link TV in fall 2008 and is in Arabic and

Hebrew, with English subtitles. The series
plays on religious, cultural

and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society in Israel. The

sitcom marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present

Palestinian characters speaking Arabic in primetime.


Episodes will stream online for two weeks after each broadcastLink TV

will re-broadcast the entire series starting from Season 1 in May. For more

information and series assets, visit:



Link TV is a viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization,

distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network

channel 9410 - reaching more than 34 million US households. Link TV is a

service of KCETLink, the national independent public transmedia organization

formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. For complete background

information, program schedule and Internet streaming, go to 
LinkTV.org. Follow on Twitter @LinkTV and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/linktv. Link TV is a service of KCETLink.


Story continues below

Keep Reading