Cyber Bibi! Elon Musk takes Netanyahu for a ride in new Tesla Cybertruck

The Israeli PM looked slightly nervous during a ride in the futuristic car


Benjamin Netanyahu went for a ride with Elon Musk in a Tesla.

The Israeli PM and his wife Sara rode in a Cybertruck on Monday during a tour with the Tesla and Twitter/X CEO of a vehicle plant in California.

A clip, released by the Israeli PM’s office, showed a slightly nervous looking Netanyahu joining Musk in the vehicle.

The pair then took a ride in the battery electric full-size pickup truck around a test track at the Fremont factory.

Netanyahu then emerges from the Cybertruck looking puzzled whilst chatting with Musk about the new design.

A readout from the Israeli PM’s office of the tour said Musk briefed the Netanyahu’s “on company developments and various models,” and the group “observed the production and assembly line for advanced electric vehicles.”

The Cybertruck, which is set to be released later this year, has a range of 250–500 miles (400–800 km) and an estimated 0 to 60 mph time of 2.9–6.5 seconds.

It comes as Netanyahu on Monday urged Musk to fight antisemitism on the Twitter/X platform as he sat down with the tech tycoon.

The conversation, which was broadcast live, came as the Tesla tycoon is mired in a row with the Anti-Defamation League, a US-based Jewish organisation.

Musk has accused the ADL of making unfounded accusations of antisemitism that have scared away advertisers and hurt his company's revenue, and has threatened to sue for billions of dollars.

However, the main topic of the conversation was the potential fallout from AI. "I think in many ways, we stand today at a juncture for all humanity, where we have to choose between a blessing and a curse," Netanyahu told Musk.

Musk said he was optimistic that international powers would see the wisdom of setting common rules for AI in order to avoid any catastrophic outcomes that would affect humanity.

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