Conan in Israel “Viewers who watched Conan’s Israel special at preview stunned to find whole segment dedicated to the death of a Palestinian teen”

Comedian Conan O’Brien edits Israel travel special after controversy over contents
by Amy Spiro
September 21, 2017

The Israeli travel special Conan O’Brien aired for audiences around America Tuesday night showcased the fun, frivolous and routine side of life in Israel. What most viewers were unaware of, however, was that after a preview screening on Monday night, the team behind the TBS show edited out portions filmed in Bethlehem and added a disclaimer to another segment. The original version of the show – screened for 200 people in Los Angeles on Monday – included a scene filmed in a home in Bethlehem where a father discussed his son, who he said was killed by IDF soldiers during a riot…But in the post-screening Q&A, some audience members expressed their discomfort with the footage…when it came to the show aired Tuesday night, the footage of the grieving father was nowhere to be found – not even in the online exclusives. READ MORE

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