Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to mock President Joe Biden during a Facebook Live on Sunday, invoking a debunked video that was manipulated to look like Biden fell asleep during a meeting with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
“The videos on social media, however, have been misleadingly cropped: seconds later, longer footage shows that Biden responds to Bennett,” a fact-check by Reuters noted. However, Netanyahu apparently was not alerted that the video was misleading.
In the 26-minute Facebook live, an off-camera voice says: “You know, Bennett met with Biden.” Netanyahu replied: “I heard. I heard that Biden was very attentive at this meeting. He dropped his head in agreement,” while imitating the head drop.
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