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Offbeat Israel: A YouTube Mashup Sensation

By Nathan Jeffay

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The stars of the videos mostly live thousands of miles away from each other. They have never met one another or the producer — and they haven’t even been told they would be making an appearance.

This is “Thru You,” a quirky homemade creation of 26-year-old Israeli Ophir Kutiel and the latest sensation on YouTube. It is a series of videos that consist entirely of clips taken from videos that Kutiel found on YouTube, mixed together and then posted back on YouTube.

The videos have caught the imagination of YouTube viewers around the world, and become an instant sensation, with many writing comments saying that this is art that truly reflects contemporary life. This one has attracted more than half-a-million hits:

Here is another one well worth watching:

To see Kutuel talking about how he made the videos click here:

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