Tuesday, June 10, 2008

This is how we survive

Israel's top left leaning newspaper, Ha'aretz (lit. The Land) posted as story on their website about a satellite company's commercial which incorporates Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President who repeatedly calls for either the destruction of Israel or regime change depending on your news sources and translator.

From the site: "My brothers," says the mock Iranian president in a speech broadcast through loudspeakers across the country, "the uranium is in our hands and after Monday it will be goodbye to Israel."

Unexpectedly, the Iranian leader's supporters - dressed in Shiite religious garb - take exception to the speech, dismayed at the prospect of missing their favorite Israeli television series.

"What are you talking about?" asks one of his followers. "It's the last episode of Danny Hollywood on Monday."

The declaration of Iranian president's intent to destroy Israel is met with riots and the police are deployed to control protests which suddenly take the form of a big budget musical.

The commercial, produced by advertising company McCann Erickson, is entirely a parody of "Cazablan," a hit Israeli musical of the 1960s.--

Never underestimate the power of humor.

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