On Obama, Israel and the Golden Girls Video

Here’s one of the stranger diplomatic missives in history:

My summer camp, in the mid-’90s, once did a stunt in which they had counselors dress as Bill Clinton, Yitzhak Rabin, Yassir Arafat and King Hussein, and had them lip-sync the audio of the post-Oslo Accords and Israel/Jordan peace treaty speeches. The Israeli embassy’s “Thank you For Being a Friend” stunt may have been even weirder.

Meanwhile, here’s a demonstration of how wide a cross-section of people I follow on Twitter:

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