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Israeli leader Netanyahu stumps acclaimed mentalist

(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov). In this photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard, right, gestures as he stands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the annual toast with the foreign media in Jerusalem.  Suchard w... (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov). In this photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard, right, gestures as he stands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the annual toast with the foreign media in Jerusalem. Suchard w...

By ARON HELLER
Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) - Acclaimed mentalist Lior Suchard appears to have met his match: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Suchard, who has wowed audiences around the world by guessing their secret bank PIN numbers or the names of their childhood crushes, went head to head with Netanyahu in front of a group of journalists, only to come up empty in an awkward duel with the seemingly inscrutable Israeli leader.

In one of his famous routines, Suchard asks his guest to scribble a picture on a piece of paper, while Suchard stands across the stage and draws an identical image. But when he tried the game with Netanyahu on Wednesday night, Suchard was unable to match Netanyahu's doodle: a Jewish candelabra with the words "Long Live the Jewish People" underneath.

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