Alongside public threats and discreet messages, Israel is employing unusual means of persuasion: viral video clips like those distributed by Israel’s embassy in Washington. The first amusing video clip, which was made with the festive themes of Thanksgiving and Christmas, shows a celebratory dinner that is attended by world leaders seeking to advance peace. But who didn’t show up? Abbas.
In the second video clip, Israel’s embassy in Washington shows Abbas driving the Palestinian bus toward the abyss. If you think about it, an almost identical clip could be easily created to show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doing the same.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited for the day when all the nations of the world settle their differences with YouTube videos. Of course, Israel actually settles its disputes with airstrikes … and then it heads over to YouTube for a little comedy afterward.