Bibi was really just asking for it, wasn’t he?
In the esteemed prime minister of Israel’s speech in front of AIPAC, he decided on an unfortunate (not to mention tired) analogy for explaining his surety about Iran’s nuclear intentions. A duck. A nuclear duck. You’ll see what I mean when you watch the video below.
Was he trying to be funny? I hope not. If there were ever a moment for gravitas, it’s probably when you’re stating your reasons for going to war. But, alas, for at least one genius who was listening, it just brought to mind Daffy Duck.
Gal Beckerman is the Forward’s Opinion Editor. He was previously an assistant editor at the Columbia Journalism Review where he wrote essays and media criticism. His book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review and Bookforum. His first book, “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry,” won the 2010 National Jewish Book Award and the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, as well as being named a best book of the year by The New Yorker and The Washington Post. Contact Gal Beckerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @galbeckerman