Israel’s diplomatic standing in the world has sunk so low that its government has undertaken the monumental task of salvaging its political interests through YouTube.
Earlier today, the Prime Minister’s office released a video of Benjamin Netanyahu speaking Chinese and wishing the Chinese people a blessed new year. The message is, for the most part, intensely hopeful, almost as if asking China to kindly ignore Israel’s flagrant violations of human rights, civil rights, and international law and help Israel carry on with its economic ventures.
Among Netanyahu’s closing remarks is his enthused assertion that “we [the Israelis and the Chinese] are two ancient peoples whose values and traditions have left an indelible mark on humanity”. But I’m certain any Chinese viewer will recognize that the “mark on humanity” he’s referring to is the collection of craters left throughout the Gaza Strip after Israel pounded the coastal territory for twenty-two days and nights.
Here’s my question, though. Is he planning on sending to every country but Palestine a personalized greeting? Oooooh, my feelings are so hurt.