Footage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is featured in an ad slamming President Obama’s approach to Iran (though the ad does not mention Obama by name).
A spot featuring only the Israeli prime minister talking about Iran is set to hit the airwaves in select Florida markets tomorrow, a media tracking source confirms.
The spot is the work of a c4 called Secure America Now – which, thanks to its tax status, doesn’t have to disclose its donors.
A Republican involved with the project said its airing in Miami, West Palm Beach and Ft. Myers. The flight is ultimately going to be $1 million, the official said – a media-tracking source said about $400,000 has been placed so far.
Politico notes that Secure America’s pollster is John McLaughlin, who has also worked for the Likud Party.
The footage in the ad is of recent remarks that Netanyahu made at a press conference with Bulgaria’s prime minister: “The world tells Israel, ‘Wait, there’s still time.’ And I say, ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel." His comment kicked up a big controversy.
As I noted yesterday, another new anti-Obama ad is highlighting the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s hostility toward Israel.