On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister released a video aimed at the Iranian people after many of them had increased their protests against the despotic Iranian government run by the mullahs. Netanyahu also made note of the fact that the Iranian national soccer team had stopped Portuguese soccer star Ronaldo from scoring, and likened the courage of the Iranian people in their mounting protests against the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism to the courage shown by the Iranian soccer team.
The video starts with Netanyahu seated behind his desk while catching a soccer ball thrown to him. He begins, “You imagine how hard it is to stop Ronaldo from scoring a goal?”
The video cuts to Netanyahu, in his suit, bouncing the ball off his foot, soccer-style, as his voice-over notes, “I used to play soccer.” Then back to his desk, as he continues, “Let me tell you — it’s almost impossible. But the Iranian team just did the impossible.”
After that, it’s simply Netanyahu speaking directly to the Iranian people:
To the Iranian people I say: You showed courage on the playing field, and today you showed the same courage on the streets of Iran.
Iran has many problems: air pollution, water scarcity, billions wasted on terror. Can you imagine what would happen if the Iranian government, instead of wasting your money on Syria, in Yemen, and unnecessary wars in the Middle East, would start investing it in solving these problems in Iran?
The solution to all these problems is the Iranian people. That’s why I offered medical aid to save Iranian lives after a devastating earthquake. That’s why I opened a Farsi Telegram group to teach water conservation to Iranian farmers.
And that’s why I’ll never stop advocating for peace with the Iranian people.
One day, I hope to watch Iran’s soccer team go head-to-head against Israel in a free Tehran.
On that day, we’ll all be winners.