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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Yoaz Hendel, a former adviser to Benjamin Netanyahu, has become one of his fiercest right-wing critics, denouncing his policies in columns and talk shows, and leading a rally against the corruption that's allegedly permeated his government. Now, even Hendel is reconsidering his views of the Israeli prime minister, impressed by his role in the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, the unraveling of the Iran nuclear deal, and Israel's strikes against Iranian military forces in Syria. He's not alone. Netanyahu's popularity has surged in recent polls, overshadowing the graft probes that have already produced police recommendations to indict him in two cases.

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Netanyahu's grip on power is still potentially in jeopardy, and his political successes shouldn't have a bearing on Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit's decision whether to indict him in the corruption cases -- in theory at least. But it would take an especially aggressive attorney general to indict a popular, sitting prime minister for the first time in Israel's history, said Eran Vigoda-Gadot, a political science professor at Haifa University.

Just a few months ago, things were looking bleak for Netanyahu. Several former aides had agreed to testify against him, and as doubts about his political durability grew, right-wing rivals started positioning themselves for the post-Netanyahu era.

Today, gone are the headlines about gifts of pricey cigars and champagne from billionaires. European leaders have berated Israel for killing more than 120 Palestinians at sometimes violent protests in the Gaza Strip, but at home Netanyahu is widely seen as the forceful leader who persuaded Washington to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Next week, Netanyahu will fly to Berlin, Paris, and London, as he tries to persuade world leaders to turn up the pressure on Iran.

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#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-05-31 08:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I'm assuming that ----------- or JTosser responded with their typical inanity at #1, which is always death to a thread.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-05-31 11:42 PM | Reply

Terrorist loving people.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-05-31 11:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-05-31 11:42 PM | Reply | Flag: Mind-fraked by Tremain... Permanent damage

I had absolutely no intention of posting in this thread you idiot. LOL

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-01 12:21 AM | Reply

Pure stupidity.

Just a few months ago, things were looking bleak for Netanyahu. Several former aides had agreed to testify against him, and as doubts about his political durability grew, right-wing rivals started positioning themselves for the post-Netanyahu era.

Today, gone are the headlines about gifts of pricey cigars and champagne from billionaires. European leaders have berated Israel for killing more than 120 Palestinians at sometimes violent protests in the Gaza Strip, but at home Netanyahu is widely seen as the forceful leader who persuaded Washington to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Next week, Netanyahu will fly to Berlin, Paris, and London, as he tries to persuade world leaders to turn up the pressure on Iran.

Tail wagging the dog nonsense.

The great irony of the 2016 election will be, despite Trump's accusations against Hillary, WW III erupting because of Trump's actions and the actions of faux nationalists in Europe.

Unfortunately the American right is too stupid to realize they're being played for a BS Biblical "prophesy" largely carried by a so called "economic" front.

Christ, there's so many layers to your stupid you're too stupid to comprehend how stupid you truly are.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-01 12:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Like Trump, Netanyahu is hoping to keep corruption charges at bay and by rousing up the populace in a similar way.

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-06-01 01:00 AM | Reply

"I had absolutely no intention of posting in this thread you idiot. LOL"

But then, you couldn't help yourself, and you did anyway. That's just hilarious!

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-01 08:39 AM | Reply

Yep.

If you invite me, I have no choice but to come in.

I'm like a vampire, see?

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-01 12:27 PM | Reply

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