Tag Archives: Likud

“The new coalition handcuffs its rival blocks into near paralysis. Perhaps this will usefully restrain Israel’s raging political fevers”

JERUSALEM POST Can Netanyahu, Gantz work together in a straightjacket government? by David M. Weinberg April 24, 2020 The Israeli “emergency” and “unity” government that will supposedly be confirmed by the Knesset sometime in May is the screwiest doohickey ever … Continue reading

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“In what Freud might have analyzed as a classic case of the narcissistic wound run amok, the Never Netanyahus fell victim to a kind of collective insanity rooted in their own sense of virtuous entitlement”

TABLET MAG Bibi, King of Israel by Liel Leibovitz March 27, 2020 After 24 hours that would have filled several seasons of a great Netflix political drama, the once and future prime minister of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, … Continue reading

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Bibi: “I will leave office on the agreed date; there will be no shticks and tricks. Millions of Israelis are waiting for us”

JERUSALEM POST Netanyahu implores Gantz to join gov’t, vows to rotate as PM without tricks by Gil Hoffman March 22, 2020 Imploring Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party to join the Likud in a national unity government, Prime Minister Benjamin … Continue reading

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Political feuding continues: “It is not yet clear how Liberman and Gantz hope to form a government to remove Netanyahu from power”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Liberman said to loathe Netanyahu for anonymous legal attacks on him, his kids by Staff March 7, 2020 Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Liberman has told confidants there is “no chance” he will join a government led by … Continue reading

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Netanyahu wins primaries: “He re-learned a valuable lesson about political campaigning”

JERUSALEM POST Primaries reinvigorate Netanyahu and tighten the political knot by Lahav Harkov December 28, 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent evening after evening over the past two weeks in the living rooms of Likud activists packed with supporters hanging … Continue reading

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Name another Middle Eastern country with openly gay politicians. Likud no less.

TIMES OF ISRAEL Likud taps its first openly gay MK to replace Shalom by Staff December 21, 2015 As No. 32 on the Likud list of prospective parliamentarians, Amir Ohana, head of the right-wing party’s gay forum, is set to … Continue reading

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Every vote counts in this crucial election

JERUSALEM POST by Isi Leibler March 12, 2015 Voters should avoid casting their ballot for centrist parties that essentially subcontract their votes to individuals who will employ them primarily for personal ambition. The wretched state of Israeli politics and this … Continue reading

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Netanyahu mulling Jerusalem Post’s Caroline Glick for slot on Likud list

JERUSALEM POST by Gil Hoffman January 24, 2015 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering offering Jerusalem Post Senior Contributing Editor Caroline Glick a slot reserved for a candidate of his choosing on the Likud candidates list, party officials said on … Continue reading

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Could Obama Swing the Israeli Election?

MIDDLE EAST FORUM by Steven J. Rosen January 3, 2015 This is the first time since 2009 that the Obama Administration may think it has a credible opportunity to replace Benjamin Netanyahu with an Israeli government prepared to make more … Continue reading

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Knesset votes to dissolve, sets new elections for March 17

TIMES OF ISRAEL by Staff December 8, 2014 Members of Israel’s 19th Knesset voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to dissolve the parliament, officially putting an end to the current government and paving the way for new elections in … Continue reading

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