Journalists interviewing the Prime Minister have only one measure: how many managed to "insert" him • If all that is left of the interview is a hand gesture and imitation, a sign that Ionit has made a huge mistake • Opinion
If there is one moment that makes the Israeli media happier than to see Netanyahu enter the Jerusalem District Court, it is to see Netanyahu enter News 12 studio. "Tonight in the edition - Netanyahu in the studio!"
The joy of Twitter.
"Here he comes," reports are flowing.
"He's really coming in right now. Turning the chair, and gentlemen - I hereby declare a true alarm: Netanyahu has sat down in the studio!"
The trend on Twitter is heating up.
"#Netanyahu_in the studio."
Now Ionic will show him what it is.
A year he's dodging, the brat.
No press conferences, no questions (except for Channel 20 ... lol…) and no interviews.
It is now in our hands.
That is, we finally caught it, in the corner we wanted it.
Opposite Yonit in Neve Ilan.
She will put it in place.
Then the regular ritual begins.
Netanyahu was asked "difficult" questions - usually a combination of government failures (this time it was "the corona", in the past starring "international isolation" and "cost of living"), the trials against him ("what? What?"), Questions about his family (once) It was Sarah, today Yair) and a bit about the extreme right that embarrasses the government (formerly Bennett, today Ben Gvir) - in short, everything that is perceived by the Israeli tweet as burning issues that can be introduced into Netanyahu.
One does not have to watch the entire interview to know that in the current round Netanyahu came out on top.
If all there is is some hand gesture and imitation of "na na na", it can be said that Ionit messed up hugely.
Elsewhere they would say to her "Go!".
Here comes the next stage - the stage of condolences and lessons learned.
As with any Labor election failure, on the left the knives are drawn alongside the excuses.
The feeling is that if after everything that goes on Twitter Netanyahu has successfully passed an interview, it is probably journalistic negligence, and someone here should be prosecuted.
"Yonit Levy neglected the education system and did not keep track of the number of deaths in the epidemic. But other than that, she did a very good job, under difficult conditions," Yedioth Ahronoth wrote.
"It's obvious to me that she's anxious. I would not judge her on this thing. We all mess up every now and then. Her trouble is that everything is live," tweeted Nir Gontz of Haaretz.
You will replace Yonit Levy with Avi Gabay / Shelly Yachimovich / Bozi Herzog - and you received the same claims.
And this is no coincidence, because in light of the complete political failure of the left, those who fill the place of opposition leaders are the journalists.
As Ehud Barak said in 2017: "The real opposition in Israel is me, Raviv Drucker and Eldad Yaniv."
As an opposition, the journalists interviewing the prime minister have only one measure: how much they managed to "put in" it.
Did they make him "go out of his way" or "stutter".
Members of the Knesset who fail to defeat Netanyahu in the struggle for public opinion or in public debates in the plenum, turn their eyes to the last stronghold of democracy: the watchdogs in Neve Ilan, in the hope that they may, perhaps, save their lost dignity.
The day after the interview, many felt as if they had arrived after the 2015 elections. The big promise failed, and Netanyahu also became prime minister in the studio.
And now there is no choice.
The great hopes are married to one who can interrogate Netanyahu and make him small: Liat Ben-Ari.
She'll already show him what it is.