Israel Blows Another PR Opportunity

Dedicated followers of Jewdar know that we have often been perplexed by the seeming inability of Israel’s gov’t to cope with seemingly simple matters of public relations. And like clockwork, the Israeli gov’t has botched another golden opportunity.  Shimon Peres (whom some know as Israel’s president but whom Jewdar will always think of as Lauren Bacall’s cousin) held his third Presidential Conference, assembling a panoply of international authorities to pontificate on the problems of the Jewish state. And we understand the symbolism–Jewish cutie Sarah Silverman sharing a stage with 1/2 Arab cutie Shakira (whose presence has at least some Lebanese up in arms). But honestly, Shimon, if you’re going to have those two on stage at the same time for a PR stunt, don’t you think you’d have won Israel a lot more fans by having them kissing each other?  After all, if you want to see octogenarian Jewish trolls smooching young blondes, you don’t need Israel, you already have Hollywood.

On the other hand (we”d say it’s the left, but we can’t see where the right is) maybe Peres knew exactly what he was doing…

What do you think?

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The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

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