While Benjamin Netanyahu faces the political battle of his life on the eve of Israel’s national election, Chuck Norris is blasting out his plea to Israelis to re-elect the prime minister.
“I watched Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress and saw a man who loves his country with all his heart and soul,” Norris said in one of his ads released Monday. “I also saw a strong leader, which is absolutely crucial for the safety of the Israeli people.”
Arguing that only Netanyahu’s Likud Party can ensure Israel’s peace and security, Norris added, “I’ve done three movies in Israel – ‘Delta Force’ being my favorite – and I formed many friendships while there. You have an incredible country, and we want to keep it that way.
“That’s why it’s so important to keep a leader who has the courage and vision to stand up against the evil forces that are threatening not only Israel but the United States. So I ask you to vote for Prime Minister Netanyahu on Election Day.”
Netanyahu tweeted his thanks to Norris for the endorsement:
“Hello to all my friends in Israel. You have seen what six years of weak leadership has done to America,” he said. “Don’t let that happen to Israel. Vote for a strong leader. Vote for Bibi.”
As WND has reported, Jeremy Bird, the national field director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign who specializes in the revolutionary tactics infamously pioneered by radical community organizer Saul Alinsky, has taken his wildly successful Chicago-esque, Alinsky brand of community organizing to Tel Aviv, where the field specialist has been making headlines for his paid consultancy to V15, an Israeli organization working to defeat Netanyahu.
V15 hired Bird’s firm, 270 Strategies, to oversee the Israeli group’s field and organizing efforts.
But Norris urged Israeli voters, “Don’t be fooled by Jeremy Bird and V15. They’re not your friend[s]. Don’t fall for their propaganda. Vote with your heart. Vote for Bibi.”
Norris has been writing a weekly column exclusively for WND since Oct. 23, 2006. In his Monday column, titled, “Vote Bibi!,” Norris accused members of the Obama administration of reaching “a new low when they send their emissaries into the Holy Land to discourage people from voting for Bibi.”
He added, “[I]f you think Jeremy Bird, the national field director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, is in Tel Aviv because he wants to see where Jesus walked, I have a London Bridge to sell you in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.”
In his bestselling book, “Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America,” Norris provides real solutions for solving the nation’s problems, moving the country forward and changing its course for the better.
Norris said the move is another clue that Obama wants to be rid of Netanyahu, whom Obama “personally can’t stand.”
“For decades, biblical scholars have wondered where the U.S. fits into the End Times scenario,” Norris wrote. “Obama’s actions are making it clearer by the day: We are fast becoming the premier enabler of an apocalyptic environment in the Middle East.”
He also urged Americans to find a stronger and more suitable leader who won’t negotiate with extremists.
“And if you care for America’s security and world peace, then fight like hell to elect a better U.S. president in 2016 – one who has clear executive experience, international affairs wisdom and a stronger backbone to fight our enemies and not give into the whims of our foes by negotiating with extremists.”
He reminded his readers of what the Bible says about Israel and those who support her: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you” (Psalm 122:6).
Norris’ career began not in movies, television or in the world of Internet trivia. The man who has employed martial arts in so many of his pictures first came to the world’s attention as a real-life martial arts star. He was a six-time undefeated World Professional MiddleWeight Karate Champion. He was also a renowned teacher in the martial arts, with celebrity students including Steve McQueen, Bob Barker, Priscilla Presley and Donnie and Marie Osmond.
He has gone on to found the United Fighting Arts Federation with more than 2,300 black belts all over the world. In 1997, Norris achieved another milestone in his life by being the first man ever in the Western Hemisphere to be awarded an eighth-degree Black Belt Grand Master recognition in the Tae Kwon Do system. This was a first in 4,500 years of tradition.
Norris is also a New York Times bestselling author of “Black Belt Patriotism.”