WATCH: Netanyahu, Barak take to social media to throw shade at one another

After PM Netanyahu took a jab at Barak in a viral video posted to his Facebook page, Barak fought back in his own sharply-worded post.

September 5, 2017 20:23
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) speaks with Ehud Barak at the Knesset, the Israeli pa

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) speaks with Ehud Barak at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem June 8, 2009.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu started fighting back late on Monday night after months of anti-Netanyahu videos being posted by former prime minister Ehud Barak on Facebook and Twitter.

The prime minister smiled when he imitated Barak, mocking his lisp and his prediction that Israel would suffer from a “diplomatic tsunami.”

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“Israel is a country that countries around the world are seeking out, appreciate and admire,” Netanyahu said. “Where is the isolation? Where is the tsunami? It’s the opposite. Israel goes everywhere.”

Barak responded immediately with his own video, in which he accused the prime minister of acting as the real editor of the pro-Netanyahu newspaper Israel Hayom, which Barak called an illegal gift worth hundreds of millions of shekels. He said the newspaper prints Netanyahu’s political spin for free.

“Yes, Bibi, the tsunami of corruption came faster than the diplomatic tsunami,” Barak said.


Barak listed Netanyahu advisers who have recently been questioned by police and asked why Netanyahu was unaware of their deeds. He called upon the heads of the coalition and the Likud to topple him.

“Bibi is a magnet for corrupt people,” Barak said. “Bibi and the circle of corruption surrounding him are a real danger for Israel and its values.”

Meanwhile, a minute-long video clip about Palestinian incitement that Netanyahu posted on Facebook and Twitter late on Monday night spread like wildfire on social media, earning more than 9000 retweets and more than 11,000 likes on Twitter.

“Retweet this video if you think children should be taught to love and respect, not to hate and kill,” Netanyahu said in the video.

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