Netanyahu calls out Gantz for Iran nuclear deal support in campaign video

The clip, criticizing Gantz of having leftist political views, ends with the statement that left is weak and right is strong.

February 17, 2019 04:44
1 minute read.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Israel Resilience party leader Benny Gantz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Israel Resilience party leader Benny Gantz. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a campaign video on his Facebook page last week that criticizes former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz for supporting the Iran nuclear deal.

“Fact: Gantz supported the Iran nuclear deal,” the video says.

Gantz is heard saying, “I see the half-full part of the glass here, keeping away the Iranians for 10, 15 years.”

The video then cuts to text that states, “Fact: Netanyahu objected to the nuclear deal.”

It then shows Netanyahu speaking before various groups as the narrator says, “He made a speech at the American Congress, sent the Mossad to Tehran to bring the nuclear archive, and convinced President Trump to exit the deal and to place sanctions on Iran.”

The clip ends with the statement, “Gantz: Weak Left. Netanyahu: Strong Right.”

The video is part of a long series of campaign videos that Netanyahu’s campaign has released ahead of the upcoming April 9 elections. It previously released a video saying if Gantz is elected prime minister, the government will be leftist, followed by clips of leftist political leaders who claim Gantz’s political views match their own.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Shas party leader Arye Deri
July 22, 2019
Deri says Shas backing Netanyahu for PM, blames Liberman for elections


Cookie Settings