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I’m going to give the Hot Hasbara Award to the reader who comes up with the best caption for this image. It’s simply too priceless to go uncaptioned. You wonder what the hell these two old geezers were actually saying when they made these gestures and faces. What makes this even funnier and slightly touching is that both of them are professional politicians with decades of service to their country (though Biden isn’t quite a dotty as Peres tends to get at times).
To be clear, I’m not saying that anything either one of them stands for is touching. But there’s a touch of something a bit balmy, sweet and perhaps over the top about their poses…something of comic opera about this image. Shimon’s doing an Al Jolson Jewish cantor routine. Or a Broadway version of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof:
Shimon: “If I was the PM, deidle deidle deidle dum. All day long I’d deidle deidle dum, if I was the PM.”
Hey seriously Joe, im yirtzeh ha-Shem, I’ll see you in Davos next winter. We’ll check out the ski bunnies before I trash the Goldstone Report on the panel, How to Give Good Hasbara.
Joe looks like he’s a character out of opera bouffe. But go at it. Let’s see how good you folks are.