IsraelCast Episode 143

Jason A. Kessler


In 2014, Jason A. Kessler made a video response to a Jon Stewart episode after Stewart was overly critical of Israel during the Gaza War. Kessler’s video, which was originally meant to be a one-off, blossomed into the popular web series Jew or False, which fights antisemitism and misinformation with truth and humor. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Kessler to discuss several important topics he covers in Jew or False, what Zionism means to him, and how his background as an advertising lawyer makes him more keenly aware of misinformation.


Jason A. Kessler is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and host of the web series Jew or False. He previously worked in the TV writers’ rooms for two seasons of Madam Secretary on CBS, a Game of Thrones prequel for HBO, and a limited series for Apple TV. His feature screenplay ESCHER was included on Hollywood's 2018 Blacklist, a prestigious list of Hollywood's favorite unproduced screenplays of the year. Before entering the film industry, Kessler was an advertising lawyer, a tech executive, and a management consultant.

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