Jerry Seinfeld visiting an Israeli Air force base, January 2, 2018.
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Television legend Jerry Seinfeld took a break from his Israeli comedy tour to visit an Israeli Air force base on Tuesday.
The Jewish comedian toured Ramon Air Force Base with Squadron 119, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, where he heard about the personal story of a combat navigator serving in the squadron.
Seinfeld documented his visit with a photo op, which the Israeli Air Force posted on Twitter.
Seinfeld returned to Israel on December 30th to perform two shows at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena.
Seventeen years since the last original episode of the Seinfeld sitcom aired, the Jewish funnyman has reached mythic stature in Israel.
Earlier in the week, Seinfeld was spotted
at one of Tel Aviv's top falafel joints.
Channel 2's Dana Weiss interviews Jerry Seinfeld (Facebook/Reshet)
Reruns of the show are continuously aired, and the characters Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer are considered by CEOs of corporations and Tel Aviv hipsters alike to be extended dysfunctional members of the family.
But the quality of his Tel Aviv shows demonstrated that he wasn’t an out-out-shape old-timer failing to reach previous glory but a still primed (although a little chunkier) thoroughbred at the top of his game.
David Brinn and Anna Ahronheim contributed to this article.