Conflict in Middle East gets comic relief

By Abby Johnston, The Daily Pennsylvanian January 20, 2009

Comedians may be more effective than politicians in addressing the tensions surrounding the current conflict in the Middle East.

Noel Elgrably, Elham Jazab and Mike Batayeh, a group of Middle Eastern comedians who call themselves the Sultans of Satire, held a panel discussion Friday on the role of comedy in alleviating Islamophobia. The events were cosponsored by the Penn Middle East Center and the Levantine Cultural Center

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