Whatever is George Bush's obsession with Israel, it certainly doesn't spring from the remotest understanding of Jewish popular culture. The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg notes this incident --
Interview of the President by Jacob Eilon and Gil Tamari, Channel 10 TV, Israel
Q Mr. President, thank you for speaking with Channel 10.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, sir.
Q First of all, congratulations on your daughter's wedding this weekend.
THE PRESIDENT: (Laughter.) Thank you. It was -- as my Jewish friends tell me, there was "Mazel tov."