May 17, 2018 07:26 Asia/Tehran

The Israeli regime's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has once again appeared on prime time television, with a theatrical performance against the Islamic Republic, showing off charred remains of an aircraft , and claiming the debris belonged to an Iranian drone which was downed over occupied Palestine last February.

The day after the U.S. officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an interview with VICE news, talked about the violence on the border with Gaza, and the new threats he thinks Israel is facing from Iranian forces in Syria.

In the interview, Netanyahu praised President Trump’s December move to formally recognize the city of  Al-Quds as the capital of Zionist regime.

Netanyahu showed off the exploded parts of what he claimed to be  an Iranian drone, which  he said was destroyed by Israeli forces. The drone attack, he said, precipitated a volley of Iranian missiles launched at Israel from Syria’s Golan Heights.

Netanyahu is facing criticism from world leaders and human rights groups after Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas canisters at protesters, martyring at least 60 Palestinians, with thousands more wounded, including children. Netanyahu described the protests a "deliberate infiltration attempt — paid and organized by Hamas." 

On 30 April, Netanyahu staged another prime time theatrical performance against Iran, but this was dismissed by experts and analysts as presenting nothing new with regards to Iran's nuclear deal. Certainly Netanyahu’s presentation failed to show “new and conclusive proof”, as he claimed, of nuclear violations by Iran, with European signatories to the JCPOA all confirming that Netanyahu's claims simply reinforced the need to preserve the JCPOA.

The presentation turned out to be a rehash of old allegations already dealt with by the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).