Two weekends ago, as the annual AIPAC conference took place, Orthodox Jews in New York, Washington and Jerusalem protested against the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s presence in the US. Prior to his “controversial” speech to Congress (in which he would claim that a nuclear deal with Iran would pose an existential threat to his country) Netanyahu declared that he would go to Washington as he went to Paris: to speak for all Jews.
The audacity of such a statement was all the more astonishing when taking into consideration the fact that President Hollande had specifically asked the Israeli PM not to attend the march in Paris.
There’s not much to say about Bibi’s speech itself – I think anyone familiar with the man can guess what he had to say – but the resulting protests did give the world this amusing slogan:
Which – whether deliberately or not – was a delightful play upon one of Likud’s current election campaign ads…