A new Joint List ad featured Smurf-like characters telling the Arab public to stop being apathetic and vote to bring down Bayit Yehudi’s Naftali Bennett and Yisrael Beytenu’s Avigdor Liberman.
The clip, which is in Arabic with Hebrew subtitles, starts in a village filled with colorful houses with polka-dot roofs, in which a boy and a girl with the same floppy white hats that Smurfs wear knock on a door and say it’s important to vote for the Joint List on Election Day.
“Why should I vote? I hate politics.
I hate voting. I hate MKs,” their grumpy friend, whose name translates to “Irritable,” responds.
“Enter the Joint List’s websites and read about our activities,” the Brainy Smurf character responds.
“Of course they aren’t on TV.”
The duo convince a character named Apathetic, who planned on napping and having a picnic with his family on Election Day, which is a day off from work, to vote.
“If you don’t vote, Bennett and Liberman will benefit,” faux-Smurfette says.
Bennett and Liberman, who look a lot like Smurfs villain Gargamel, look down from a balcony.
“What am I going to do with these Arabs? We must eliminate them,” the cartoon Liberman says.
“I have killed a lot of Arabs in my life, but it looks like this time they’ll get rid of you,” the Bennett character, sporting a much larger kippa than he does in real life and a gun on his back, says.
The clip ends with the Smurf-Arabs cheering, as they watch a cartoon version of Channel 2 News anchor Yonit Levi announcing that the Joint List has won 15 seats and Liberman is out of the Knesset.
“We have an opportunity to be the third-strongest in the Knesset,” an announcer says.
Yisrael Beytenu candidate Sharon Gal shared the video on Facebook, writing: “Jews, you must wake up!” “There is only one answer to the Arabs who want us out. Strengthen Yisrael Beytenu,” Gal wrote. “Share this, so all the People of Israel can see. This is an emergency!”