Israeli Embassy Releases Hilariously Odd Animated Video in Honor of Obama’s Visit

Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. Promotes Obama Visit With Animated Golden Girls Clip

(Photo: YouTube/IsraeliEmbDC)

In honor of Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel, the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C. released a video one might expect to see more in a middle school classroom than the international diplomatic stage.

The animated clip features the real voices of both President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the heads bob up and down, side to side, the lips never really matching the words.

The world leaders reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between Israel and the United States in front of reporters before the video takes an unexpected turn — with the “Golden Girls”?

Suddenly Obama and Netanyahu are in the prime minister’s library, dropping their newspapers in favor of a high five and “bro” handshake as the theme song of the popular show plays in the background.

“Promoting the president’s visit by playing on my affinity for an 80s sitcom classic? Well played, Israel​,” Meredith Jessup wrote on TheBlaze blog.

Enjoy the clip for yourself, below:

The video’s description includes a message from the embassy, which begins by highlighting the “deep and multifaceted” relationship “based on shared values and common interests” between the United States and Israel.

After using Iran as an example of the two countries working together, the message concludes:

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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