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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Conan O’Brien tweets from Palestine

"...I’ve decided to leave America for the relative peace, sanity, and quiet of the Middle East,”

Conan O'Brien? AP
Conan O'Brien? AP

American talk show host Conan O’Brien is in Palestine and Isreal filming an episode of his TBS show, Conan without Borders.

O’Brien announced the trip on his show on Wednesday, August 16. “Ladies and gentlemen, due to all the division and strife and intractable hatred in this country right now, I’ve decided to leave America for the relative peace, sanity, and quiet of the Middle East,” he said. “That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to Israel.”

“I may be in Israel the same week as President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who’s been sent there to broker a Middle East solution,” he said. “Well, it occurred to me Kushner and I have the same amount of experience with foreign relations. I might actually have more, so maybe I’ll work with the guy. We could make something happen, maybe.”

The American comedian tweeted from Bethlehem, where he was enjoying a shisha and a cup of tea.

He also visited the West Bank Aida Refugee camp

Here he is getting some dancing lessons in Bethlehem

The prime-time special, Conan Without Borders: Israel, will air on TBS on September 19 at 10 pm.

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