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December 18, 2017 4:05 pm

Jerry Seinfeld Jokes About Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, Reveals Why He Won’t Have Trump on His Show

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Jerry Seinfeld. Photo: Michelle Mivzari.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld tried a joke about the Middle East peace process on an Israeli reporter during their recent interview leading up to his upcoming shows in the Jewish state.

When a reporter from Israel’s Channel 2, Dana Weiss, asked the Jewish-American comedian and writer to practice a new joke on her, Seinfeld asked, “What is the latest on the peace initiative?” Weiss replied, “They’re working on it. Trump’s working on it,” to which Seinfeld added, “Oh yeah, it’ll be fine.” Weiss found the remark funny and then asked Seinfeld to try on her a joke he’s working on for Israeli audiences and he said, “I just did!”

Seinfeld then talked about making jokes focused on politics. He said, “It’s not really my world. Comedians talk about the things that make them laugh and politics is not really my world of comedy.” The Seinfeld star previously said President Donald Trump was “God’s gift to comedians,” but admitted during his Channel 2 interview that he would not have the commander-in-chief on his show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” He said about Trump, “He doesn’t have any comedic talent…If you have humor then you can be on the show.”

Seinfeld is bringing his family with him to Israel when he returns there to perform two shows in Tel Aviv on December 30. He also talked with Channel 2 about living on a kibbutz and how his career as a comedian started in Israel.

Watch Seinfeld’s Channel 2 interview below:

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