It certainly can’t be said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t know how to read his audience.
In a meeting arranged by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Netanyahu compared his approach to peace to an NFL game.
“Your game is no different from ours,” said Netanyahu to a crowd that included Joe Montana and Jerome Bettis.
“I’m sure that when you prepare for your games, you don’t say, ‘Well, do I need to be strong, fast, nimble?’ Is that a question?”
“The only difference is if we lose the consequences are immutable. And we’ve had enough of that in our history. So we won’t let that happen again.”
The group of NFL legends was there as part of a goodwill trip to Israel arranged by Kraft, who kicked off the meeting by handing Netanyahu a helmet and saying, “There are a lot of good quarterbacks in this room but none of them have the skills you do.”
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Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott