In 2017 he told a joke about the IDF. “"Do you want to hear a joke about the Israeli army?" he asked when speaking on a television panel about energy. And since it's Putin, he didn't wait for an affirmative response before continuing."A young soldier is asked: 'If you see 20 terrorists, what would you do?'""'I would take an Uzi and shoot them.' 'Good.' 'What if a tank was coming at you?' 'I would take a rocket launcher and defend myself,'" Putin continued."'And what if you see planes, tanks and terrorists together?' He replies: 'General, am I the only one in this army?'""So, I'd like to ask you: Am I the only one on this panel? Next to me are other people!"The crowd dutifully laughed and applauded.
Putin today, responding to a Jewish community member in Crimea: “So the Jews have problems with finances! Only such a thing could happen in Crimea” (forced laughter all round) He also tells him, in Hebrew, “thank you very much” https://t.co/fWNvW6wxFt— Amie Ferris-Rotman (@Amie_FR) March 18, 2019