Staffers from the British pro-Israel advocacy group Bicom took to the streets to find out what ordinary Britons know about Israel. They compiled some of the sillier responses into a YouTube highlight reel:
I personally like how the woman in the kaffiyeh thought the capital of Israel was “Iran.”
Of course, I’m sure one could ask Israelis about Britain and then cherry-pick the dumbest responses and make a video that’s every bit as funny. One also wonders whether the people who are being held up for ridicule for their lack of knowledge about a small Middle Eastern country are going to feel any more favorable toward Israel for it. Then again, I guess people still like Jay Leno.
London’s Jewish Chronicle has the story of the making of the video.
Yid Vid: Israel Through British Eyes