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 āIslamic State of Iraq and Syriaā (ISIS), known by their Arabic acronym Daāesh. The video shows two Israeli comedians, dressed like armed āISISā gunmen, driving a car carrying the black āISISā flags.
The two then stop their car near an Israeli, asking him, āHow can we reach Jerusalem, brother?ā and the driver responds āGo Left,ā and then two signs appear, one stating āThe Left will surrender to terror,ā and āUs or them? Just the Likud, Just Netanyahu.ā
Although the ad targets leftist parties in general, it appears to be also meant to counter coalitions such that include Isaac Herzogās Labor Party, and Tzipi Livniās ācenter-left Zionist Campā, 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 Israelās discrimination against the Palestinians in the country.