As Israelis prepared to head to the polls in a tightly contested national election, embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday got one last bit of help from septuagenarian tough guy Chuck Norris.
The former star of “Walker Texas Ranger” stumped for Netanyahu in a YouTube video posted to the star’s own account, simply titled, “Please vote for Prime Minister Netanyahu!”
“I watched Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, and I saw a man who loves his country with all his heart and soul,” Norris said in the video.
The actor and martial arts enthusiast stressed that only Netanyahu’s Likud Party could bring Israel peace and security.
“I have done three movies in Israel, Delta Force being my favorite, and I formed many friendships while there,” he went on. “You have an incredible country, and we want to keep it that way.”
Norris said that Americans needed a leader like Netayanhu just as much as Israelis, in order to ward off “evil forces” in the Middle East and throughout the world.
“Thank you for listening to me,” he concluded.
Watch the clip below:
h/t The Independent