02/11/2012 04:55 GMT | Updated 02/11/2012 05:57 GMT

Iran's Ahmadinejad Takes On Israel's Netanyahu In Lightsaber Battle... Thanks To Alison Jackson (PICTURES)

Iran-Israel tensions have reached a shocking climax, with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Benjamin Netanyahu battling it out mano-a-mano with Star Wars Jedi lightsabers.

The duelling pair are also seen duking it out via computer games, chess, Battleship, backgammon and even an arm wrestle.

It probably didn't take you very long to sense the talented hand of Alison Jackson, a photographer who has made her name recruiting look-a-likes of famous figures and creating paparazzi-style shots of them in awkward or embarrassing situations.


May the force be with them: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Benjamin Netanyahu lookalikes do battle

The shots were taken for an upcoming screening of Dispatches entitled Nuclear War Games, which will examine the tense relations between Iran and Israel.

The programme gained exclusive access to an Israeli "war game" in which an attack on Iran is played out in detail. The show will air on Channel 4 on November 5 at 8pm.

Jackson said: "This was the perfect example of getting someone who looks nothing like the famous person he is supposed to resemble and turning him into a spitting image.


"The Ahmadinejad lookalike didn't even have a beard, but by the beginning of the shoot we had managed to make him look just like the Iranian president.

"It's always fun to put fake celebrities in unlikely situations, but somehow it's even more fun when politicians are involved.

"We're really not used to seeing them with their guards down and acting like normal people. They all take themselves so seriously."