“JERUSALEM (AP) – Like moviegoing masses around the world, Israelis have crowded theaters to watch the hit spoof ”Borat.” But they are laughing for another reason: They actually understand what the anti-Semitic, misogynist Kazakh journalist is saying.

Few realize that comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s wacky comedic creation, Borat Sagdiyev, is not speaking Kazakh or even gibberish, but rather Hebrew, the biblical language of the Jewish people.

The irony of a Hebrew-speaking anti-Semite is not lost on the admiring Israeli audience, which has made the movie a huge hit here.”

KATU – Portland, Oregon – Entertainment – Israelis dig ‘Borat’ jokes in Hebrew

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