Israel TV Commercial: Ahmadinejad is the new star
By Haaretz Service-10/06/2008
Israel's satellite company YES has adopted a new ally in its war on cable rival HOT - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
A new commercial for the company shows Ahmadinedjad - who in real life has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel - addressing the Iranian nation.
"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. (Haaretz)
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