‘King Bibi:’ a documentary about Benjamin Netanyahu's rise to power

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Benjamin Netanyahu in “King Bibi.” Photo credit: King Bibi

The Israeli election is a week from now. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking re-election. If he wins, it’ll be his fifth term and he’ll become Israel’s longest serving prime minister. With the recent headlines about Netanyahu’s criminal investigations and his relationship with the Israeli media, many have compared him to Trump. But it turns out Netanyahu may have taught Trump political lessons. In the ‘90s, he understood the political benefits of fighting with the media, and how to talk directly to the public. The new documentary “King Bibi” explores Netanyahu’s treatment of the press and how it’s related to his American upbringing.