Monday, July 2, 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu, YouTube Star

Eli Lake,

Image from video in article

The Israeli prime minister is using videos to speak directly to Iranians. Will it work?

The correct way to view Netanyahu’s YouTube performances, says his spokesman David Keyes, is as “an attempt to show the Iranian people what Israel is about.” Netanyahu is trying to go over the heads of the regime and speak directly to Iranians. Nevertheless, Keyes stresses that this public diplomacy [JB emphasis] “does not counter the importance of raising economic pressure on the Iranian regime.” When Western money flows into Iran, he says, it is “stolen from the people and used to wage wars in the Middle East.” ...

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