Benjamin Netanyahu: Why He's a Secret Millennial

Bibi used his speech to talk Twitter, Google, and "Game of Thrones."

ByAlexander Mallin
March 03, 2015, 12:51 PM

— -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress today in what many analysts coined as the “most important speech” of his life.

So naturally, Bibi brought along his millennial game to help make his case.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spews the oldest hatred, the oldest hatred of anti-Semitism with the newest technology,” Netanyahu said. “He tweets that Israel must be annihilated -- he tweets.”

Indeed, Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter account did tweet out back in November a step-by-step guide to the elimination of Israel.

Why should & how can #Israel be eliminated? Ayatollah Khamenei's answer to 9 key questions.#HandsOffAlAqsa pic.twitter.com/IVPOuNfMQH

— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) November 9, 2014

But how can you find that tweet? Well, just take Netanyahu’s advice he offered to Congress later in his speech about how they might find details about the potential nuclear deal forming with Iran.

“You don't need intelligence agencies and secret information to know this,” Netanyahu said. “You can Google it.”

Google and Twitter, the basic daily diet on the web for any millennial.

But Netanyahu didn’t stop there.

“In this deadly 'Game of Thrones,' there's no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don't share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone,” Netanyahu said as he argued that Iran and ISIS were “competing for the crown of militant Islam.”

And as anyone who is a fan of the HBO hit show, they might know that “when you play the 'Game of Thrones,' you win or you die. There is no middle ground,” as one character famously says.

As you might expect, that particular quote struck a chord on, where else, Twitter.

Those in Israel are already familiar with Netanyahu’s foray into appeasing to the younger generations. In early February he released a comedic campaign commercial in which he starred as the “Bibisitter.”

You can find that video on YouTube which, as you might expect, Netanyahu also referenced once in his speech.

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