Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted the Jewish new year with a bit of self-deprecating humor on Thursday, releasing a video in which he is seen boring an Israeli family to despair in listing his government’s achievements.
In the skit, the Israeli leader surprises the family on the eve of Rosh Hashanah with a pot of Persian rice.
“I ran out of precooked food,” Netanyahu explains, in a dig at charges that his wife misused state funds to purchase restaurant food.
Asked if it has been a difficult year for him, the premier insists it was a great one. He then begins listing off achievements of his government, including diplomatic gains, economic prosperity and low unemployment rates, the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem and more.
Time appears to pass as the family, increasingly disinterested, waits for the prime minister to finish so they can eat.
At the end, when they finally taste the rice and ask for the recipe, Netanyahu pulls out a “top secret” binder from Iran’s nuclear archive to find it.
“No, not that,” he murmurs as he leafs through the pages. “And definitely not that.”