Netanyahu: Criticism of Deal With Kahanist Party ‘Hypocrisy and Double Standards’
by Benjamin Kerstein
February 23, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday struck out at critics of a deal he brokered with far-right Kahanist party Otzma Yehudit, accusing them of “hypocrisy and double standards.” Netanyahu has faced mounting criticism after he helped negotiate a merger between the Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudit parties, including by promising the unified party two ministries in the next government. The criticism has extended to the US, with the American Jewish Committee and pro-Israel lobby AIPAC slamming the deal. According to Yediot Aharonot, the prime minister blasted the left for attacking him “while they worked to bring Islamist radicals into the Knesset.” READ MORE
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