The Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a video, as part of his campaign ads, showing a scenario in which a victory of leftists in Israel is a triumph for the so called âIslamic State of Iraq and Syriaâ (ISIS), known by their Arabic acronym Daâesh. The video shows two Israeli comedians, dressed like armed âISISâ gunmen, driving a car carrying the black âISISâ flags.
The two then stop their car near an Israeli, asking him, âHow can we reach Jerusalem, brother?â and the driver responds âGo Left,â and then two signs appear, one stating âThe Left will surrender to terror,â and âUs or them? Just the Likud, Just Netanyahu.â
Although the ad targets leftist parties in general, it appears to be also meant to counter coalitions such that include Isaac Herzogâs Labor Party, and Tzipi Livniâs âcenter-left Zionist Campâ, of which she serves as the deputy chairperson.
The rap music in the background of the video is a song by the Palestinian Rap group (Dam); the group said it intends to sue the Likud for using their song in its video.
The rap group is known for their leftist political message, which calls for equality between Palestinians and Jews in Israel and Palestine, and strongly criticizes Israelâs discrimination against the Palestinians in the country.