Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara met Monday evening with the comedian and late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.
During their meeting, O’Brian fed the Netanyahus’ pet dog Kaya, who in the past had bitten several guests. Impressively, he avoided getting bitten by her.
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During his visit in recent days, O’Brian complimented Israel on social media.
Conan O’Brian, who is currently in Israel for the filming of a documentary special for his program, uploaded videos to social media from the flight to Israel and his impressions from Tel Aviv, including a culinary recommendation: “You must try Shakshuka and Goldstar.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu referred to O’Brian’s visit in a video of his own.
In the video, which was published on his Instagram account and filmed in his office, Netanyahu called O’Brian “the pale, who melts in the sun” and told his aides “Get back to me when Colbert is here” before switching to a more serious tone, saying: “Seriously Conan, we are excited to have you.”
As announced on prime-time last week, host Conan O’Brien is visiting Israel to film an episode of “Conan Without Borders.” Conan invited fans to follow his journey through the Holy Land, via his Facebook and Twitter posts. The journey started on Friday on El-Al flight from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv when O’Brien filming a video in the plane’s bathroom trying to read the Hebrew writing on a garbage disposal bin and a hand lotion bottle.
Then, on Saturday he filmed a live Facebook video at the Old Port of Jaffa for his three million followers.
Conan O’Brien shared his first impressions of the country and Tel Aviv, commenting on the muscle-bound men in Speedos and beautiful women. Conan caused a lot of joy where ever he was spotted in The Aviv. He said he enjoyed shakshuka for breakfast but for dinner, he was taken to a Thai restaurant throwing down shots.
The late night TV personality also weighed in on the Israeli weather, complaining about the heat. He said he took to wearing a hat, but looked too much like an old woman, so he stopped.
O’Brien is expected to stay in Israel throughout the week and will visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem after departing Tel Aviv.
By Ynet News