It wasn’t really a surprise when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud won April’s election in Israel, his fifth election victory. The Netanyahu-led right has a solid majority in Israel, and the ideological left has been relegated to the back benches of the Knesset. Life in Israel is good, and young Israelis in “the Bibi generation” appreciate it.
Just thinking about the government that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is forming fills me with a deep sense of dread.
Last Friday, as election results in Israel became clear and as final touches were being put on the U.S. Middle East peace plan, a.k.a. “the deal of the century,” a group of Jewish organizations sent a letter to President Trump essentially asking him to rein in Israel’s re-elected prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Nathan Guttman on the upcoming Israeli elections and Benjamin Netanyahu’s play on American politics
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Nathan Guttman’s Weekly Column on Donald Trump, Israel, and building the wall, political Twitter feuds And Rashida Tlaib’s Israel Trip.