No joke: Jason Alexander summoned to Jerusalem for peace advice

When an international conflict – like, say, the Israel-Palestinian conflict – is extremely politically and religiously charged, what’s a leader to do? How does a leader even begin going about trying to solve a conflict like that?
Here’s the answer. Two words: George Costanza.

Seriously. According to the Associated Press, Jason Alexander, famous for portraying the rotund neurotic on NBC’s super-hit Seinfeld back in the glory days of the 1990s, was invited to meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres for, I shit you not, his advice on solving the long-standing conflict in the Middle East.

All kidding aside – well, kind of – Alexander hopes to use comedy as a community builder, to promote the idea that the two states can exist for two people. Perhaps there’s something to solving international crises through the guy whose historical knowledge centers on “the Moops.”

Carrie Andersen

In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at

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