In Is­rael, Co­nan O’Brien floats in Dead Sea, dines with Ne­tanyahu, trains with IDF

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(JNS.org) Amer­i­can tele­vi­sion host Co­nan O’Brien vis­ited Is­rael for the first time this week to film an episode of his “Co­nan With­out Bor­ders” show for TBS. The episode is sched­uled to air Sept. 19.

When an­nounc­ing the trip to Is­rael ear­lier this month, the co­me­dian joked that he would be ar­riv­ing around the same time as an Amer­i­can diplo­matic del­e­ga­tion led by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s son-in-law and se­nior ad­viser, Jared Kush­ner, and of­fered to “work with the guy (Kush­ner)” to ad­vance peace talks.

The co­me­dian’s five-day trip saw him go club­bing in Tel Aviv, schmooze with lo­cals in the Old City of Jerusalem and en­joy read­ing a He­brew-lan­guage Garfield comic strip while float­ing in Dead Sea. O’Brien also vis­ited the dis­puted ter­ri­to­ries and smoked hookah with a Pales­tinian ven­dor in Beth­le­hem.

On Wed­nes­day, the tele­vi­sion host trained with the IDF’s Cara­cal Bat­tal­ion—one of Is­raeli mil­i­tary’s only mixed-gen­der com­bat units. On Mon­day night, Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu hosted O’Brien for a meal, and the co­me­dian fed the Is­raeli leader’s dog cu­cum­bers at the din­ner ta­ble.

“If you tried to give an Amer­i­can dog a cu­cum­ber, it would punch you,” O’Brien joked.

Co­nan O’Brien floats in the Dead Sea. Credit: Twit­ter.

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