Despite his busy schedule, Netanyahu was finally persuaded by some Russian friends to leave his work behind and take time out for a drink for the New Year. Novy God!

New Year’s Eve is known in Israel as Sylvester – but some Russian friends of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are insisting, “Not Sylvester, Novy God!” (meaning New Year in Russian)”

The Israeli leader has so much on his plate – defense, economics, infrastructure and more.

But does he not deserves a break every now and then?

Enjoy this lighthearted skit in which some Russian friends persuade Netanyahu to take some time out for a drink on the New Year. And then watch the second video to hear the prime minister’s greetings to one and all for 2018.

Not Sylvester – Novy God!

Not Sylvester – Novy God!

Posted by The Prime Minister of Israel on Friday, December 29, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to our many friends around the world! שנה אזרחית טובה לכולכם!

Posted by ‎Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו‎ on Sunday, December 31, 2017