Israeli Embassy's kooky minifilm: "Thank you for being a friend"...
The Israeli Embassy in the United States has released an "official trailer" ahead of President Obama's trip to Israel. The 53-second piece of cinema is more than a little goofy, and stars the President and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as animated talking heads. It also features the theme song from the US TV show The Golden Girls, "Thank You For Being A Friend."
But hey, the Embassy is also responsible for photoshopping a mustache onto the face of the President after he said in an interview with Israeli TV that he'd like to hit a cafe in Tel Aviv incognito.
President Obama departs on Tuesday night for his trip. The full itinerary and links to all posts about his trip.
The Embassy wrote this about the video on YouTube:
"President Obama's visit to Israel reaffirms the deep and multifaceted relations between Israel and the United States. These relations are rooted in shared values and common interest.
The State and people of Israel know America will always have Israel's back when it comes to Israel's security. Together, our two nations are working to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear military capabilities and denouncing those who seek to twist history and the 3,000 year old connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.
America's support and cooperation on joint defense ventures give Israel the ability to defend itself, by itself. The visit is a powerful message of friendship and the strong alliance between our nations.
Some may seek to point out the differences between us, but the true indicator is looking at how close we truly are. It is an unbreakable alliance based not only on our mutual security interests and economic interests, but also on our shared values and common interests.
We are proud to welcome President Obama to Israel to highlight the friendship between our two nations—a bond that is stronger than it has ever been.
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