Seinfeld star pushes comedy cure for Mideast

By AP, JPOST STAFF
June 24, 2009 20:04

 
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"Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander told a crowd in Jerusalem Wednesday that the search for an Israeli-Palestinian solution and the "show about nothing" that launched him to fame have one thing in common - neither seemed destined to succeed. But just as the show managed to bounce back with comedy, said the balding actor, a solution might be found for Mideast troubles if people write and laugh with one another. "We were canceled, we were gone, we were a distant memory and somehow we came back and eventually everybody caught on and started paying attention," he said. "Other than that, we shed no wisdom." Alexander founded the project, "Imagine: 2018," which promotes dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians by encouraging high school students to write stories about what the world would look like ten years in the future if a peace deal were signed this year.

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