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Thu May 20, 2021, 01:20 PM

Unnamed Likud officials: Netanyahu drawing out Gaza conflict to stop Lapid forming gov't

Source: Times of Israel


FROM THE LIVEBLOG OF THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021

Sources in the Likud party tell the Ma’ariv newspaper there are concerns Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is extending the fighting in Gaza because Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid currently holds the mandate to form the next government.

“Netanyahu is drawing out the operation in Gaza because Lapid is holding the mandate,” a senior political adviser in the party says.

“He doesn’t seem to have a real desire to eradicate Hamas. Relations between the Arabs in Israel and Jews are being left in ruins,” the adviser says. “Netanyahu is galloping toward a fifth election and taking the country hostage. The collapse of right-wing chairman Naftali Bennett gives him a boost, but support for him within the Likud is weakening.”

Other elements in the right-wing bloc tell the newspaper that it is thought Netanyahu believes the conflict with Hamas will boost his image in fifth elections.



Read more: https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/unnamed-likud-officials-netanyahu-drawing-out-gaza-conflict-to-stop-lapid-forming-govt/

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Reply Unnamed Likud officials: Netanyahu drawing out Gaza conflict to stop Lapid forming gov't (Original post)
DonViejo May 2021 OP
Me. May 2021 #1
TheRealNorth May 2021 #2
Deminpenn May 2021 #10
WHITT May 2021 #3
orwell May 2021 #4
gibraltar72 May 2021 #5
Lonestarblue May 2021 #6
onetexan May 2021 #7
Beastly Boy May 2021 #8
marble falls May 2021 #9
regnaD kciN May 2021 #11
roamer65 May 2021 #12
Carlitos Brigante May 2021 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 01:24 PM

1. So He's Killing People & Destroying Lives So He Can Stay In Power

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Thu May 20, 2021, 01:47 PM

2. Of course

Its what authoritarians do. Power Uber alles.

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Thu May 20, 2021, 04:55 PM

10. And, like Trump, out of the consequences of the

ongoing corruption investigation of him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 01:54 PM

3. YEP


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 01:55 PM

4. This was my first thought...

...when the fighting started. It happened right after Lapid was reported to be attempting to form a new government.

Netanyahu will do anything to stay in power and avoid a trial. Sound familiar?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 02:17 PM

5. I for one am shocked, I tell you shocked

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 03:03 PM

6. Trump incited insurrection to overturn an election, Bibi tried to start a war.

Both despicable human beings who care nothing for the lives of other people so long as they have power. Sending both to jail for corruption would be a good message for the world.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #6)

Thu May 20, 2021, 03:15 PM

7. This! Bibi also has legal troubles awaiting him IIRC and he has authoritarian tendencies as well.

I wonder why the Israeli people do not see him for who he is. Then again we have half the country who cannot see the Con for who he is. Go figure.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 04:17 PM

8. Looks like Bibi found Hamas to be a reliable ally in diverting from his internal political troubles.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 04:53 PM

9. I'm glad this came from ToI. This murerous little action has a wag the dog feel about it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 05:59 PM

11. Because of course he is...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 06:01 PM

12. Imagine that...

Color me surprised...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 06:08 PM

13. Don 't know if true or not (wouldn't surprise me). But why do they even keep

voting for this fucking sack of shit??!

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