Larry David and Alan Dershowitz’s plan for peace in the Middle East


In a new interview, Alan Dershowitz tells the Columbia Current what he’s done lately for Mideast peace.

“I recently sent a copy of ‘Palestinian Chicken,’ that Larry David gave me, to Prime Minister Netanyahu — with the suggestion that he invite Abbas over to watch it together,” he said, referring to the episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” centered around the heated competition between a kosher deli and a Palestinian chicken joint in Los Angeles. “And maybe if they both get a good laugh, they can begin a negotiating process … So it may be that Larry David will not only win Emmys, but he may even qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize, if his episode could bring together Netanyahu and Abbas, and bring Abbas to the negotiating table.”

Well, it wouldn’t be the first time a television show has ended a decades-long conflict. Who could forget the “Cosby Show” summit that brought down the Berlin Wall in 1989? Or the the pivotal role “Seinfeld” played in helping to end apartheid in 1994?

Don’t believe me? Check Wikipedia. But just wait a few minutes, okay?

Recommended from JTA