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Pay It Forward
July 18, 2019

In the movie It Could Happen to You, the cop (Nicholas Cage) and the waitress (Bridget Fonda) win the lottery and share their new wealth with New Yorkers by paying for everyone's subway ride. I was thinking about that scene this week when former Prime Minister Ehud Barak (now back in politics) went for a similar sentiment buying falafel for everyone at The Magician, a well-known Tel Aviv falafel spot. Barak was ridiculing rival Netanyahu (under several investigations), claiming Bibi pays for nothing and has had Israel foot his every bill for more than a decade.

"Take the credit card out and pay, it's as simple as that," he said. In his funny (I think) approach, Barak forgot to hide the credit card numbers and had to replace the original card with a new one when sharp-eyed viewers shared the digits. In a published statement he used that gaffe to poke fun at Netanyahu again, saying it is time Israel had a prime minister who has a credit card.

The free tokens scene in It Could Happen to You (at 1:30 in the movie trailer below): 

It Could Happen to You 1994 Movie Trailer (Bridget Fonda, Nicolas Cage, Rosie Perez)


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