The Israeli version of “Saturday Night Live” is not holding back in its satire of American college campuses, as comedians strive to bring laughter back to a grieving and furious Israeli audience. A widely shared skit from the top satirical show in the country has become incredibly popular, accumulating more than 17 million views online.
The TV program “Eretz Nehederet,” also known as “A Wonderful Country,” is viewed by approximately 30% of Israeli TV owners. Its most recent comedic sketch specifically targets protests on American college campuses.
“Everyone is welcome right now — LGBTQH,” says student Keley, co-host of the fictitious “Columbia Untisemity” student news program, a parody of students at Columbia University.
As reported before, there has been a significant increase in incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia at American universities in the last month.
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Hamas’s violent intrusion into Israel on October 7th. that Israel says left more than 1,400 Israelis dead, as well as
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 10,800 individuals, primarily women and children, have lost their lives in the heavily bombarded Gaza due to the actions of the Islamic militant group.
Segev explained that the sketch was performed in English in order to connect with an American viewership and spark a more multifaceted discussion on the internet.
Segev noted that the conflict is highly complex. It is not as simple as labeling Israel as evil and Palestinians as victims. There are many layers to the conflict, and it is acceptable to support the Palestinian side.
Segev commented that while he acknowledges Israel’s mistakes, he finds it astonishing how the conflict is often viewed in a biased manner on college campuses in the U.S.
Over twenty years ago, he founded “Eretz Nehederet” and notes that it has remained on television despite facing numerous challenges.
According to Segev, we never stop broadcasting, no matter how tough things get. We strongly believe that humor and joy are the most effective remedies for anxiety, and we have an abundance of it here. Laughing at the harsh reality is one way to deal with it. It’s a very common trait among Jewish people.