Tag Archives: Likud

“Naftali Bennett is the first kippah-clad prime minister in Israel’s history but he got there by betraying principle for position, which is why he is the most hated politician in Israel among his spurned former allies in the religious bloc”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Bennett and the Religious Zionist elite by Caroline Glick July 2, 2021 The biggest media story of the week in Israel was the fall of the town of Evyatar in Samaria. Evyatar is located … Continue reading

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“According to report, if Netanyahu would let Bennett go first in a rotation, it would be on the condition that Netanyahu serve as alternate prime minister and remain in the Prime Minister’s Residence”

JERUSALEM POST Netanyahu denies rumors he will give job to Bennett by Gil Hoffman April 10, 2021 A report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will offer his job to Yamina leader Naftali Bennett first in a rotation or hold a … Continue reading

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PM’s Likud projected to win 30-32 seats, and to clinch 60 along with declared and potential partners; 51% don’t want him as PM, but he’s still far more popular than his challengers

JERUSALEM POST Israel Elections: Likud lead grows, as Sa’ar keeps falling – poll by Gil Hoffman March 19, 2021 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud’s lead over other parties hit a new peak on Thursday in the final Panels Research poll … Continue reading

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“There’s a cruel irony to this election: To win, each leader must cannibalize his own camp. But go too far and you hand the election to the other side”

TIMES OF ISRAEL In final push, Netanyahu and Lapid turn on their own camps by Haviv Rettig Gur March 10, 2021 …Two months ago, Netanyahu’s Likud was running an upbeat campaign focused on the vaccination campaign and national unity, a … Continue reading

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“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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