Haaretz believes that Israel has lost its most important “media trumpet” of the past eight years with the departure of Iran’s President Ahmadinejad. According to the newspaper, a number of Israeli analysts say that the outgoing Iranian president has served Israel well in one way or another through his fiery statements and continuing threats. This is particularly the case through his talk of destroying Israel when speaking about Iran’s nuclear project.
Officials in Israel have been keen to take advantage of Ahmadinejad’s media statements and speeches to the international community. This has resulted in Ahmadinejad featuring in many Israeli propaganda campaigns which have focused on his comments as Tel Aviv attempts to prove the Iranian threat and the disastrous consequences that would result from Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons.