by Elan Karoll

The much-anticipated “Conan in Israel” episode of American late-night talk show “Conan” premiered on September 19th on TBS.

In his latest installment of a series of episodes shot around the world, comedian and TV personality Conan O’Brien traveled to Israel and the West Bank. He visited the beaches of Tel Aviv, trained with female IDF officers, saw Israeli doctors treating injured Syrian children, and stopped by many popular tourist spots. Conan even met up with Israeli actress Gal Gadot, most well known for her role as Wonder Woman.

“I want to thank the people of Israel and the West Bank for their incredible hospitality, their humor and their coffee. Everywhere I went, I was offered coffee by complete strangers,” said O’Brien.

The show gave American audiences a look into the real lives of Israelis and Palestinians. Conan did a good job portraying Israel in a realistic, humorous light. Too often, Israel is slandered in the media, or only discussed in the context of the conflict. “Conan in Israel” was a refreshing change to this.

“It is impossible to do justice in 40 minutes to the incredibly complex and polarizing country of Israel. But I did accomplish my goal, which was to make friends wherever I went.”

Watch part of “Conan in Israel” here:

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