Nazareth mayor appears to back Netanyahu in upcoming election

Nazareth Mayor Ali Salam says he is “with Bibi!” in a video appearing to show him expressing support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party in the coming elections.

Netanyahu has been conducting something of a campaign among Arab Israelis in recent days, making rare visits to Arab cities and towns. He is also said to have picked Na’il Zoabi, a teacher from close to Nazareth, to be on the Likud list.

“I support Na’il Zoabi, I’ve known him for many years, he is also a relative. We are going to support him so he gets into the Knesset,” Salam says.

Im Bibi — With Bibi!” Salam concludes, using Netanyahu’s nickname.