If America is first, Israel should be second, claims a satirical video that aired on Israel’s Gav Ha’Uma comedy news show hosted by Lior Schleien on Saturday.
Israel is the latest country to spoof President Trump’s swaggering style in a “welcome” video.
The trend started last month when the Dutch satire news show, Sunday with Lubach, aired a video to introduce the Netherlands to Trump.
Since then comedians in Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Finland and even Iran have produced the videos in which a Trump-like voiceover argues to put their country second, since America is first.
Israel’s video promotes the Holy Land in Trumpian tones. It’s the birthplace of Jesus: “Great guy, total winner.” The country is the home of three religions. “More Muslims in Jerusalem, less Muslims coming to your America.” The Western Wall is a “huge, huge wall” that Trump would “totally love.”
The video jokes about Iran’s view of Israel. “They call Israel the little Satan. They call America the great Satan. So when it comes to Satanism, thanks to us, America is great again.”
‘America First, Israel Second’ Video Trolls Trump
Naomi Zeveloff is the former Middle East correspondent of the Forward, primarily covering Israel and the Palestinian Territories.