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Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin for Prime Minister of Israel?

During an interview with Stephen Colbert, the ‘Homeland’ actor said he wants to bring peace and stability to the nation

By: Daniel Koren

Published: September 4th, 2014 in News » Israel

Homeland's Mandy Patinkin for Prime Minister of Israel?

Watch out Bibi.

Mandy Patinkin may be gunning for your job.

Star of the hit television series Homeland – based on an Israeli hit TV show – Patinkin was a guest star on Stephen Colbert’s show the other night, during which he told Colbert of his plans to bring peace and stability to Israel and the Middle East: by running for Prime Minister of Israel.

The Jewish American and Chicago native added that Colbert, of course, would be his security adviser if he was elected.

Patinkin was on the show to discuss filming the fourth season of Homeland, the award-winning show about U.S. intelligence agencies combating terrorism. Considering the state the world is currently in, Colbert asked him if he thought “the show would be less frightening than reality?”

Patinkin, who plays the CIA Middle-East Division Chief Saul Berenson in responded by saying: “I have an antidote for it all. I have a solution that I have come up with.”

Pause for effect.

“Given the state of the world, and its epicenter, which I feel is the Middle East,” he continued, “I am going to offer myself to be possibly elected as the new Prime Minister of Israel.”

The statement of course received thunderous applause from the audience.

“I would like to suggest, that given your right-wing point of view on occasion, that you would be my security adviser, because security if paramount in that part of the world, ” he said to Colbert. “Therefore I feel with you as the head of security and me as the head of moral and ethical attitude to humanity, the combination of the two might calm the region, into on occasion laughing at itself.”

While Patinkin was most likely joking, it isn’t the most far-fetched idea in the world.

After all, we did elect Schwarzenegger

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