December 3, 2021

6 Best Jay Leno Lines from His Recent Trip to Israel, Including Funny Slams of Obama & Kerry


Jay Leno stepped into the limelight once again to host an awards ceremony in Israel. And he brought his joke-bag.

Five of the best lines from his three-day visit in Israel, the first four coming via the Israeli publication Haaretz.

  1. President Obama has declared the month of May Jewish American Heritage Month. He is calling it an opportunity to renew our ‘unbreakable bond with the nation of Israel.’ And he knows it’s unbreakable because he’s been trying to break it for the last five years.”
  2. “I’ve been doing my research. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, here in Israel the most popular boys name is Noam. The least popular boys name? John Kerry.”
  3. “When I first tried to get him tickets, they were sold out. But luckily, two tickets became available when former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he wouldn’t be using his. You guys are tough. You sentenced your former Prime Minister to six years in prison! Did you hear Olmert’s defense? Not the best strategy. He blamed the whole thing on the Jews.”
  4. “I was stunned by how many Israeli politicians are going to prison. When you ask an Israeli politician what his cell number is, it has a whole other meaning.”
  5. “If this was the Genesis prize, is next year the Exodus prize. How does that work?”

Jay Leno didn’t just shine under the bright lights of the stage, he took time to talk cars with a young boy named Omer at his hotel:

Jay Leno’s not just a funny guy, he’s also a class act who is standing up for a small democracy in the Middle East that is not only attacked by intolerant neighbors, but is also occasionally smeared by the left-wing U.S. media. As Jay put it to Ynet before the awards show:

6. “It’s the only democracy in the Middle East. I look around the Middle East and I see people being stoned to death because they’re gay and women being not allowed to drive or not allowed to vote. And here’s this one little paradise in the Middle East where freedom reigns and there’s a democracy, you vote people in you vote people out.”

If you believe in freedom, women’s rights, individual rights, and democracy, the choice is clear – support Israel.