— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) March 28, 2019
Wait for the expected media outrage once the usual outlets, whose only info about Israel comes from lefties on social media, picks this up.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has always fielded clever campaign commercials that wrongfoot his opponents. Here he takes a clip from a PBS documentary whose goal is to attack him, and runs it, complete with narration, as a campaign commercial in the upcoming election.
“It’s not going to happen,” Netanyahu says, as Obama glares at him. “Everybody knows it’s not going to happen. And I think it’s time to tell the Palestinians forthrightly it’s not going to happen.”
Obama White House staffer Ben Rhodes comments, “I have never seen a foreign leader speak to the president like that, and certainly not in public, and I’ve never— certainly never seen it happen in the Oval Office.”
Peter Baker of The New York Times says, “You’re watching President Obama there with his face in his hand, and you can tell it’s not going over well. This is his house, and to be lectured in his office rankles.”
Despite media hysteria, Netanyahu was polite and civil. But he’s now using the exchange to emphasize that he will stand up for Israel.
The clip ends with Netanyahu’s campaign slogan: “Netanyahu. Right. Strong.”