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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Saudis go bonkers over Israeli TV commercial

'Our friends the Saudis' blew a gasket on Tuesday night over an Israeli television commercial for the Nissan Tiida. I have excerpts of the commercial for you with English subtitles. Let's go to the videotape.

You can watch the full ad here (Hat Tip: NY Nana) but the translation is in Russian, not English (they apparently took it from a Russian language broadcast - Haaretz took it from Channel 10 cable television and put in English subtitles, but interspersed it with Saudi Arabia's MBC television newscast).


At 9:00 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Thanks for the hat tip, Carl.

I was laughing so hard when I saw it on Haaretz last night, but wish they had it in Hebrew with English subtitles. I imagine that someone will get around to it.

No matter...it is just hilarious!

/Is there a book of arabic jokes? I didn't think so.

At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ad with original Hebrew subtitles here.

I saw it once on CH2 last week and never again. Not surprised.

NY Nana said...

/Is there a book of arabic jokes?


This is sitting in my "collection":

* * * T E R R O R - I S M S * * *
The following are useful phrases to know when travelling in the mideast:

Akbar khali haftir - Thank you for showing me your lovely gun.

Gabul gardan davat - I am delighted to accept your offer to lie down on the floor with my arms above my head and my legs crossed.

Tamomeh gofteh - I agree with everythig you have ever said or thought in your life.

Mano sepameh hast achman al hum - It is exceptionally kind of you to allow me to travel in the trunk of your car.

Fashal el degat gof tam de la la - If you will do me the kindness of not harming my genital appendages I will gladly reciprocate by betraying my country in public.

Maneh va jabil bis me allah - I will tell you the names and addresses of many American spies traveling as reporters.

Bali Balli Ballii - Whatever you say!

Gher mez ghor han el hum - The red blind fold would be lovely, excellency.

Tineck ba ob khrellen va ino emir massa noir - The water-soaked bread crumbs are delicious, thank you. I must have the recipe.

At 11:22 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Thank you so much, Shy Guy! Ani lo medaberet Ivrit, but it is hilarious all the same.

As for the arab 'jokes'?

I stole them from you!

At 2:10 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Arabs are humor-challenged. I found the Nissan commercial hilarious!

At 10:57 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

they call Israelis racist!! have a look in any arab newspaper, and you will see antisemitic cartoons splashed all over! hypocrites its a bloody joke!


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