The Times Of Israel reports:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hired prominent right-wing journalist Aaron Klein as his new strategic and communications consultant, the Likud party announced Monday.
Klein, 41, has advised Netanyahu for several months, but in recent weeks quit his job as Israel correspondent for the far-right Breitbart website to work for Likud full-time.
Klein’s new appointment made waves on social media, since the adviser is considered a hardline Republican who has written books attacking Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and since the Democratic party’s latest presidential candidate, Joe Biden, leads incumbent Donald Trump in polls ahead of the November election.
Netanyahu’s new comms advisor is the Breitbart bureau chief in Jerusalem and the author of “The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists” https://t.co/mGkGmBEAPn
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) June 8, 2020
If a far-right conspiracist, who published propaganda on @BarackObama and accused US media of being Communists, is the *best* 👀 PR that a PM accused of corruption can find, which candidates were rejected from the short-list? 😳
— Ian Halstead (@TheIanHalstead) June 8, 2020
Aaron Klein, Netanyahu’s new communications adviser, is also listed as the Jerusalem burea chief for WND, a far-right conspiracy-peddling site.
— Gershom Gorenberg (@GershomG) June 8, 2020