In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, 1980s action-film and TV icon Chuck Norris has issued an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Israel does not directly elect its prime minister, but a nominee, generally from the majority party, is named by the president and submitted for approval from the Knesset. Netanyahu is head of the current majority party Likud.
Norris has become something of a popular culture icon in recent years and recently returned to the big screen last year's "The Expendables 2."
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