Shalom Life | April 18, 2015

Chuck Norris Wants YOU to Vote Netanyahu

The famous action hero is hoping to see Bibi will get re-elected, and took to YouTube to show his support

By: Caitlin Marceau

Published: March 17th, 2015 in News » Israel

If you were trying to figure out who to root for following today's Israeli elections, then Hollywood has a message for you: vote Netanyahu.

Recently there’s been a wave of celebrity support for current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who’s up for re-election, from celebrities such as Chuck Norris, Roseanne Barr, and even Jon Voight.

Norris released a PSA video where, for three minutes in front of Netanyahu’s Lukid party banner, he urges voters to consider voting for Netanyahu who has their best interest at heart. The video, which sports Hebrew subtitles, is called “Please vote for Prime Minister Netanyahu!” In it, the 75 year-old Norris tells audiences that voting for Netanyahu is, “absolutely crucial for the safety of the Israeli people.”


Norris has a particularly close relationship with Israel, having filmed several movies there including his legendary Delta Force film.

Netanyahu Tweeted his thanks to Norris writing, “Thank you for the campaign support.”

Roseanne Barr has also taken to Twitter to voice her support of Netanyahu as Prime Minister of Israel. Using Twitter slang to make full use of the 140 character, she wrote, “Israel, if you capitulate to Obama and elect his puppet, Herzog, BDS will gain more power on US campuses. Obamaites are pro BDS. #IntellectualJihad.”

Jon Voight also released a short clip in which he denounces Obama for disliking Israel, and wanting nothing more than to control the country, several days before either Barr or Norris spoke out in support of Netanyahu. In his PSA he says, “Those like Isaac Herzog believe that deal-making is the solution to what Israel faces are as wrong as Neville Chamberlain believing he made a peace deal with Hitler,” referencing an attempt to appease the German leader during a talk in Munich, 1938, where they annexed portions of Czechoslovakia.

“I love Israel and I want to see Israel survive and not be taken over by the madmen of this world,” he continued. “President Obama does not love Israel. His whole agenda is to control Israel and in this way be friends with Israel’s enemies. I pray to God to keep Israel safe and America as well.”

However Sarah Silverman is hoping to see the Meretz party win the elections, and Tweeted her support earlier last week.

“Israe!” she wrote. “If you are a Meretz supporter you NEED to VOTE March 17. Every vote counts. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.”

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