LOOK: Netanyahu & Trump Grin Down on Israelis in Giant Election Poster

The billboards hanging in Jerusalem (Right) and Tell Aviv [Photo via Noga Tarnopolsky @NTarnopolsky]

A giant billboard ad in Tel Aviv features Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump grinning and shaking hands, as Israel’s prime minister cranks up his campaign ahead of April elections.

The approximately 65 foot by 32 foot billboard — with the slogan “Netanyahu, in another league” in Hebrew — is plastered above a busy traffic junction, and the poster has gone up elsewhere in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities.

Photos of the billboard have been trending on social media networks.

The Israeli premier has built a strong relationship with Trump, whose administration in December 2017 recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Netanyahu has repeatedly flagged this decision as evidence of his ability to influence the US president.

The US move delighted Israel, which sees the entire city as its “eternal and indivisible capital”.

Opinion polls show Netanyahu — who has been in power for nearly a decade — is well placed to form another coalition government after legislative polls set for April 9.

But the veteran premier faces potential corruption charges, with media reports suggesting the attorney general might begin legal proceedings before the April vote.