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Obama wants 'fake mustache' to mingle among Israeli citizens

The US president wants to pull a Princess Jasmine and mingle among the hoi polloi in Israel. His disguise? A fake mustache.

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United States President Barack Obama calls volunteers from a campaign office in Chicago, Ill., on election day, Nov. 6, 2012. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

If Disney princesses can dream of the world out there, why can't the US president?

President Barack Obama told Israel's Channel 2 on Thursday that he had a "fantasy" of wearing a disguise, complete with a faux mustache, so he could mingle among Israeli citizens.

"Sometimes I have this fantasy that I can put on a disguise, you know, wear a fake mustache, and I can wander through Tel Aviv and go to a bar and have a conversation, or go down to a university and meet with some students in a setting where it wasn't as formal," Obama said in the interview, according to The Hill blog.

"And we're going to try and find as many opportunities as I can to interact directly with the Israeli people."

Obama said he missed the "spontaneous interactions" he once had while travelling.

"I’d love to sit at a cafe and just hang out," he said, according to ABC News.

"You can’t just slip out and interact with people without having a bunch of guys with machine guns with you," Obama said.

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