Mother of Comedic Actor Sacha Baron Cohen Donates Two Medicycles to Magen David Adom With Ali G Inscription
Two medicycles donated by the mother of British-Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen to Magen David Adom (MDM) this weekend bear an inscription that pay homage to the comedic giant’s renowned alter-ego, Ali G.
The two vehicles given to MDM, Israel’s national ambulance service, carry the word “Respect!” — a popular catchphrase commonly said by the actor’s satirical fictional character.
The medicycles were dedicated at a ceremony in Tel Aviv attended by family, friends and MDA representatives, the Jewish Chronicle reported. Baron Cohen was unable to attend and instead sent a video tribute to his late father Gerald, who died last year. At the ceremony, composer and musician Erran Baron Cohen played some of Gerald’s favorite songs on the keyboard.
Gil Weiser, Baron Cohen’s uncle, founded Israeli Friends of Magen David Adom.