Israeli Ad For Fuel-Sipping Nissan Tiida Angers Caricatures Of Oil-Loving Arab Sheiks, Real Oil-Loving Arab Sheiks

These days, everyone wants to reduce consumption of foreign oil. Well, everyone but oil-loving Arab sheiks. That's the message we're getting after the Saudi broadcasting network became so outraged at the airing of the commercial above in Israel for the Nissan Tiida. The advertisement shows wealthy Arab oil barons enraged that a Nissan car is so fuel efficient. Jeez, a car advertisement hasn't sparked this much animosity between the Arab and Israeli community since the BMW commercial depicting a Sheikh driving through an Israeli checkpoint sparked the famous "7-Series War." (Hat Tip to Ronnie!) [Haaretz]

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Rob Emslie

@vincedotcom: Well, yeah... Everything is going to be expensive if you put it in terms of the American Peso.