Viewpoint: Don't underestimate the value of Netta Barzilai

How Netta Barzilai saved the Israel Broadcasting Corporation.

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July 25, 2018 16:18
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Netta Barzilai wows some 6,000 participants in a Taglit-Birthright Israel Mega Event at Jerusalem’s

Netta Barzilai wows some 6,000 participants in a Taglit-Birthright Israel Mega Event at Jerusalem’s Sultan Pool on June 27, 2018. (photo credit: YOSSI GAMZO LATOVA)

 
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WHEN PRIME Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went so far as to emulate Netta Barzilai’s now iconic chicken dance, he came in for a lot of ridicule from the self-styled intelligentsia of the electronic and print media.

But if the culture snobs raised their eyebrows then, they all but blew up when Barzilai was chosen to walk along Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard with Britain’s Prince William.

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