Watch Netanyahu’s Clip Showing Livni & Herzog Squabbling Over Answering Obama’s Phone-call

Netanyahu’s campaign releases a video spoof depicting what would ‘really’ happen if left-wing Labor were to receive a phone-call from the White House.

By Tova Dvorin


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has released a humorous response to accusations from Labor-Hatnua leaders Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni Friday, after both accused him of “ignoring” US-Israel relations.

Labor-Hatnua leaders Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni in spoof ad, whining over who’s turn it is to answer Obama’s call. – screenshot

“The question of this election is not who will answer the phone in Jerusalem at three in the morning – but which Prime Minister will answer a phone call from Washington at three in the morning,” Livni fired in an Army Radio interview Friday. Herzog, too, criticized Netanyahu for “isolating” Israel, and stated that “throughout the history of the State of Israel, important decisions were made by the US President.”

In response, Netanyahu posted an animated campaign video to his Facebook page, illustrating what would “really” happen if Livni and Herzog headed the government.

In the video, Livni and Herzog are seen panicking over the “red phone,” the phone for important calls from US President Barack Obama.

“Ay, ay, it’s Obama!” Livni says. Herzog panics.

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The two then argue over who will answer the phone, with Livni insisting that it is Herzog’s turn, with Herzog firing back, “we’re in a rotation!” The jab refers to their rotation by which Herzog would be prime minister for two years followed by Livni for two.

“But today, it’s your turn!” she protests. “No, Tzipush, no – enough,” Herzog counters. “I can’t deal with this right now.”

The two then engage in more confused squabbling, with Herzog being portrayed as weak and Livni as extremely pushy.

The clip ends with the declaration, “when the moment of truth arrives: it’s Netanyahu.”

This is the latest in a series of campaign videos in the right-wing bloc. Jewish Home has already produced a number o fpre-election videos, including a news skit to announce the candidacy of senior Walla! news editor Yonin Magdal and a pre-primaries video of Deputy Education Minister Avi Wortzman as Superman.

In possibly the most memorable of the PR videos so far, Bennett poses as a left-wing Tel Avivnik to promote the Jewish Home party under the slogan “stop apologizing.”


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