Ah Marketing. An Israeli Satellite Company called yes is using Iranian President Ahmadinejad (OK a likeness of him) in one of its TV commercials. He is telling the Iranian Parliament that it is Goodbye to Israel, and they object because they will miss their favorite TV Shows (Video below) and it takes off from there. I guess marketing trumps all. Story Below:

Israeli satellite television has a new star
– Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (H/T Lisa Goldman)

By Sara Miller

Israel’s satellite company YES has adopted a new ally in its war on cable rival HOT – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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A new commercial for the company shows Ahmadinejad – who in real life has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel – addressing the Iranian nation.

“My brothers,” says the mock Iranian president in a speech broadcast through loudspeakers across the country, “the uranium is in our hands and after Monday it will be goodbye to Israel.”

Unexpectedly, the Iranian leader’s supporters – dressed in Shiite religious garb – take exception to the speech, dismayed at the prospect of missing their favorite Israeli television series.

“What are you talking about?” asks one of his followers. “It’s the last episode of Danny Hollywood on Monday.”

The declaration of Iranian president’s intent to destroy Israel is met with riots, and the police are deployed to control protests which suddenly take the form of a big budget musical.

The commercial, produced by advertising company McCann Erickson, is entirely a parody of “Cazablan,” a hit Israeli musical of the 1960s.