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Politicians and comedians have a lot in common - they both want to be liked, comedian Jerry Seinfeld told reporters about his meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Seinfeld, on a three-day visit to promote his new film, "Bee Movie," said he had been many places in the world, but that people in Israel had a different look in their eye, and he liked it.

Nine years after his ground-breaking eponymous comedy series went off the air, he has created an animated film in which Seinfeld does the voice of a bee who does not want to come to terms with its fate. The movie is doing well at the box office, but has won mixed reviews.

Seinfeld looked at his audience of journalists with his typical smile, a little sarcastic, laughing with you and at you, his responses a bit biting.

When asked at the end of the press conference whether he liked honey, he shot back a question: Whether the journalist was sure he wanted that to be his last, meaningful question.

Seinfeld said his trip this time was different than when he was a volunteer on Kibbutz Sa'ar 37 years ago because then, nobody wanted to meet him.