Nov. 30, 2011 at 11:49 AM ET
Can an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas? Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz thinks there might be a shot.
Dershowitz was so moved by a "Curb" episode titled "Palestinian Chicken," he sent a copy of it to Netanyahu in hopes that he invites Abbas over for a screening.
What's so special about "Palestinian Chicken" that it might aid in accomplishing what decades of diplomacy could not? The (profanity spiced -- be warned) clip below illustrates the key scene, but here's the gist: Larry is faced with the decision of choosing to honor his own ethnicity by siding with a Jewish deli whose patrons are upset that Palestinians have opened a restaurant just across the street. But the Palestinian restaurant serves up a mean chicken! Oh, and if he chooses to forsake his deli, an eager, giving, buxom woman will make it worth his while.
Dershowitz told the Columbia Current of the gesture, saying, "I recently sent a copy of 'Palestinian Chicken,' that Larry David gave me, to Prime Minister Netanyahu — with the suggestion that he invite Abbas over to watch it together. And maybe if they both get a good laugh, they can begin a negotiating process."