Resilience - Episode 3: A conversation with Noam Shuster-Eliassi comedian and peace activist 

In this episode, we are pleased to welcome Noam Shuster-Eliassi, a Jewish Israeli Comedian and Peace Activist to talk about her personal experience with COVID-19 and how comedy makes us more resilient. Noam who recovered from COVID-19 recently, talks of her experience in quarantine at the Corona hotel in Jerusalem where she shared the same space with people from conflicting Israeli and Palestinian societies. She says her quarantine experience uniquely positioned her to see the “deep political understanding that we needed this health perspective to understand that we share the same land and our fates are intertwined”.

The comedian sees a silver lining to this COVID-19 pandemic, being an opportunity to bring people together through comedy. She explains her role as comedian to repair things that are broken and to give some light and hope to people as they adjust to the current situation. Why is comedy a powerful tool to promote coexistence?

Find out more in this episode and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #ResilienceWebcast

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