A video posted to YouTube on Friday poked fun at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for seemingly taking advantage of a good photo opportunity when welcoming US President Barack Obama on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport.
Noting the beautiful weather upon arrival on Wednesday, Obama later took off his suit jacket while walking around in the sun. Netanyahu, strolling next to the US president, appeared to think for a brief moment and then casually slipped off his own jacket.
It was a harmless gesture, really. But one that didn’t go unnoticed by the media and blogosphere.
In the YouTube clip, images of Jacketgate are interwoven with moments from the 80s classic “Twins,” featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, with the song “Anything you can do” playing in the background. In the movie, the actors play twin brothers, one of whom ended up on top in the genetic lottery, and the other one who, well… is played by DeVito.
Looking at Obama and Netanyahu side by side, it is unclear where the intended irony ends.