Yes, this pro-Israel video came out in April. Yes, it’s already racked up millions of views. Why are we only putting it up now? Because it’s in Spanish and thus did not come across our radar until recently. â€œEn Tus Tierras BailarÃ©â€ stars Peruvians La Tigresa del Oriente, a cross between Charro and Cat Woman and La PequeÃ±a Wendy, a 14 year old singing sensation who rose to prominence at age 8 when she sand an ode to breast milk. Also featured is DelfÃn Hasta El FÃn, a stoic singer from Ecuador. None of these singers are conventional stars in their respective countries of origin, but they do have a popular following thanks to the interwebs. Read more in Tablet about how this video was created by a cosmopolitan trio of Argentine media professionals, one who was only quarter Jewish and two who had never even been to Israel and none of whom had ever met the singers. This is all so weird yet so oddly compelling:
No. I don’t get it at all. But I love it!
For a more intellectual take on this video, read the post titled “What is that Monkey Doing Behind the Rowboat?” and especially comments in the New York Times Review of Books. They got the producers of the video wrong (not the Israeli Tourism Board) but everything else is at least interesting.