Earlier this week it was Donald Trump. Now, another conservative American is voicing his support for the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
With elections in less than a week, famed action film star Chuck Norris on Thursday released a video on behalf of Netanyahu’s campaign. Using Netanyahu's nickname Bibi, he says:
Shalom, this is Chuck Norris
With the election only days away, Israel has an important decision to make, so let me tell you what Chuck would do.
You might think I'm a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has its own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu.
Bibi brought the pressing issue of Israel’s security to the world, speaking loudly and clearly at the United Nations and in Congress, bringing the world together to put sanctions on Iran.
He has raised a wall along the whole southern border of Israel, stopped the missiles raining on Israel and showed Hamas it will not be tolerated.[…]
So vote for Benjamin Netanyahu, because a strong prime minister is a strong Israel.
I'm Chuck Norris and I endorse this message and Benjamin Netanyahu, your strong prime minister.
Like in the video Trump recorded, which TheBlaze reported Wednesday, Norris also articulated the campaign slogan adopted by Netanyahu’s Likud-Israel Beiteinu party, “A strong prime minister, a strong Israel.”
With Norris narrating in the background, the video shows Netanyahu at the UN podium warning of the need to thwart Iran’s nuclear march. His commendation of Netanyahu for stopping Hamas missiles refers to the weeklong military campaign in November called Pillar of Defense aimed at routing out Hamas’ missile infrastructure.
Israeli political consultant Jonny Daniels who produced the video shares with TheBlaze the background on how the video came about. “I approached Chuck Norris, who is known here in Israel as a big supporter of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu, and he agreed happily to be involved in a campaign video for the Likud,” says Daniels, who also organized the Trump endorsement.
Netanyahu placed the Norris video on his Facebook page. Watch Norris’ video here: