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In Newly Released Video, Jay Leno Mocks Kerry’s Leg Injury: ‘It’s Hard to Cycle When You’re Backpedaling’ (VIDEO)

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Comedian Jay Leno. Photo: Twitter.

Comedian Jay Leno poked fun at Secretary of State John Kerry while hosting the Israeli “Genesis Prize” award ceremony in Israel. Photo: Twitter.

Newly released footage of comedian Jay Leno’s opening number as emcee at the Genesis Prize awards ceremony in Jerusalem in June shows the comedian poking fun at Secretary of State John Kerry and his nuclear negotiations with Iran.

“Kerry broke his leg while riding a bicycle,” Leno said at the event, referring to Kerry’s cycling accident in France at the end of May. “In his defense, do you know how hard it is to ride a bicycle when you’re backpedaling? It is very hard to do.”

The famed former Tonight Show host also took a stab at President Barack Obama’s strained relations with Israel, telling the audience not to confuse the president’s healthcare policy known as “Obamacare” with his Israel policy, which Leno billed “ObamaDon’tCare.”

Joking about Israel’s political system, Leno said the Jewish state must be “the purest democracy in the world because it seems like every voter has their own political party.”

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Actor Michael Douglas was presented this year’s Genesis Prize for his efforts to promote Jewish heritage and his contributions to Jewish culture. A gift from an anonymous donor doubled the $1 million prize money to $2 million for this year.

Watch Jay Leno mocking John Kerry in the video below (5:10):

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