American TV host Conan O’Brien sends himself to Israel, for R&R from US politics

Watch Conan O’Brien announce the reasons for traveling to Israel.

BY JACOB GOFF KLEIN

 

Comedian and television host Conan O’Brien announced on his show that he will be visiting Israel in September to film a special episode of his travel series Conan without Borders. The announcement was complete with Israeli flag graphics and Hebrew text.

“Due to all the division, strife, intractable hatred and violence in our country right now I have decided to leave America for the relative peace and quiet of the Middle East. That’s right people, I am going to Israel!” He said.

He continued: “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.

“Well it occurred to me, I figure, Kushner and I have the same amount of experience with foreign relations… so maybe I’ll work with guy!”

Conan first announced his trip to Israel through a tweet last week, claiming he’s heading to the Middle East to “help Jared Kushner.”

This isn’t the show’s first broadcast from the Holy Land. Conan intern Billy Eichner was sent to Jerusalem in 2012 to talk to people on the street about Madonna’s concert that year.

According to Ynet, he will spend five days in Israel, filming in various locations around the country.

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