Netanyahu Speech, Politically Strong, Draws Shrugs From Israelis at Home

March 3, 2015 10:13 PM

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Netanyahu Speech, Politically Strong, Draws Shrugs From Israelis at Home

At long last, Israelis gathered around TV sets tonight to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress. And I gathered around the big screens at a Jerusalem sports bar with at least four guys plus the bar staff.

Coming out of the gates, we had one TV in English and one in Hebrew, but the election commission required all Israeli channels run on a five-minute delay, allowing editors to yank any overt campaigning for Israel's general election March 17. It all made the dual-screen experience very distracting.

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