Tag Archives: Likud Party

Netanyahu’s Party Rejects Comparisons To Trump But Also Tweets “If This Isn’t Fraud We Don’t Know What Is”

Axios reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party rejected on Thursday the comparisons being made in the U.S. between his efforts to block a transition of power and those of former President Trump after the November 2020 presidential election. On the verge of being replaced after 12 years in power, Netanyahu has been working to delegitimize the incoming government …

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Netanyahu’s Allies Rain Death Threats On Opponents

Axios reports: On the verge of being replaced after 12 years in power, Netanyahu is waging a desperate, Trump-style campaign to de-legitimize the incoming government and accuse its leaders of perpetrating “the fraud of the century.” The situation has become so tense — with members of the Israeli Knesset facing death threats and demonstrations from angry Netanyahu supporters outside their …

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Benjamin Netanyahu Declares Himself To Be Victim Of “Biggest Election Fraud In The History Of Democracy”

Haaretz reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried what he described as election fraud on an unprecedented scale on Sunday, dubbing the establishment of a government with a slim Knesset majority as an attack on Israeli democracy itself. Speaking before Likud lawmakers at a party faction meeting in the Knesset on Sunday, Netanyahu said that “journalists are taking part in this …

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Netanyahu Retweets Claim That “Overthrowing” Him Will Bring About The “Collapse Of Global Right Wing”

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The overthrowing of Netanyahu will cause a collapse of the global right-wing – from the United States to The Hague,” read the tweet shared by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official Twitter account. The statement, made by Yamina MK Amichai Chikli, who has stated that he will not be joining the coalition led by Yamina leader Naftali …

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Netanyahu’s Party Calls For Demonstrations Outside Lawmakers’ Homes In MAGA-Style Bid To Stop Ouster

The New York Times reports: Late Wednesday, an improbable assemblage of political parties agreed to form a coalition government. Should Parliament approve the arrangement, Benjamin Netanyahu’s singular reign as prime minister will come to an end, at least for now, and a fragile, painfully cobbled together alliance will assume power. But Mr. Netanyahu signaled early Thursday that he would not …

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Netanyahu’s Opponents Seal Deal To Oust Him [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: It appears the magician has finally run out of tricks. The opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that they had reached an agreement to form a government and oust him from office, in all likelihood spelling the end of the veteran leader’s 12-year grip on power. Centrist lawmaker Yair Lapid said in a statement …

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Netanyahu’s Allies Take Page From MAGA Playbook

The Washington Post reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies on Monday worked furiously to keep opposition parties from forming a government that would displace him from Israel’s top political job for the first time in more than 12 years. Netanyahu supporters slammed right-wing parties planning to join the broad-based coalition as “traitors,” picketed their homes and issued …

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Members Of Netanyahu’s Own Party Say He Is Drawing Out Conflict With Hamas In Order To Hold Onto Power

The Times Of Israel reports: 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 …

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Netanyahu Fails To Form Government For Third Time

The Jerusalem Post reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government for the third time in two years, as his mandate from President Reuven Rivlin ended on Tuesday night. Netanyahu had until midnight to ask Rivlin for an extension. Instead he released a statement three minutes before the deadline blaming Yamina leader Naftali Bennett. “Due to Bennett’s refusal …

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Netanyahu Corruption Trial Enters Evidence Phase

The Times of Israel reports: On a day of extraordinary political drama Monday, Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial entered the evidentiary stage at the Jerusalem District Court even as across town representatives of Israel’s political parties were meeting with President Reuven Rivlin to tell him whether they recommend Netanyahu remain prime minister after last month’s deadlocked election. The prime minister faces …

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Israel Braces For Its Own “Stop The Steal” Campaign

Haaretz reports: In recent weeks, a conspiracy theory has been making the rounds on the dark corners of the Israeli internet. It alleges that Israel’s election on Tuesday will include widespread voter fraud in mail-in ballots. There is only one problem with the theory, which is laid out in detail in conspiratorial social media accounts: Israel doesn’t allow voting by …

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Israel’s Government Collapses, 4th Election Forced

The Washington Post reports: Israel’s fractious coalition government collapsed Tuesday night, forcing the country into its fourth round of national elections in less than two years. The immediate cause was the failure of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, to pass an annual budget by a midnight deadline, one of many basic acts of lawmaking that have gone undone since right-wing and …

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Netanyahu Brings His Dirty Laundry To DC, Literally

The Washington Post reports: Most politicians go to great lengths to conceal their dirty laundry. And then there’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Over the years, the Israeli leader has developed a reputation among the staff at the U.S. president’s guesthouse for bringing special cargo on his trips to Washington: bags and suitcases full of dirty laundry, according to U.S. officials …

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Netanyahu Enters Quarantine After Aide Tests Positive

Haaretz reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said he will enter quarantine along with his close advisers. Netanyahu’s aide on Knesset affairs tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. The PMO said the step was a precaution and is being taken even before the epidemiological investigation has been concluded. Also Netanyahu’s spokesperson Shir Cohen, Director of Prime Minister’s Office Asher Hayoun …

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Netanyahu Corruption Trial To Start After March Election

The Associated Press reports: The corruption trial for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, just two weeks after national elections are held, a court said Tuesday. The surprise announcement immediately shook up the final stretch of the contentious election campaign, upending Netanyahu’s attempts to divert attention away from his legal woes. It also could weaken his ability …

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ISRAEL: Netanyahu Indicted On Corruption Charges

The Times of Israel reports: Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Tuesday filed the indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust with the Jerusalem District Court. “The indictment was filed a short time ago… as is required by law,” Mandelblit’s office said. The move marks the first time in Israel’s history that a …

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ISRAEL: Benjamin Netanyahu Likely To Seek Immunity

Haaretz reports: Immunity from prosecution is a cornerstone of democracy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was indicted in three corruption cases, said Sunday. Netanyahu added that he would make a decision on whether he would ask the Knesset for immunity within two days. “Immunity isn’t against democracy; immunity is a cornerstone of democracy,” the prime minister told the audience at …

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Netanyahu Declares Victory In Likud Party Primary

France 24 reports: Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory in a leadership primary in his right-wing Likud party Friday, ensuring he will lead it into March elections. “A huge win! Thank you to Likud members for their trust, support and love,” Netanyahu tweeted. Initial results showed Netanyahu comfortably beating rival Gideon Saar, though a final tally was expected …

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ISRAEL: Netanyahu Challenged For Party Leadership

The Associated Press reports: Upstart Israeli politician Gideon Saar officially launched his bid to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as head of the ruling Likud party. Netanyahu is Israel’s longest-serving leader, but he’s been weakened by a corruption indictment that may force him out of office, as well as back-to-back failures to form a government this year. Saar’s leadership bid …

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DEJA TRUMP: Netanyahu Blasts “Attempted Coup”

The Associated Press reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment has sharpened the battle lines in Israel’s deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday have dashed already slim hopes for a unity government after September elections, paving the way for an unprecedented repeat vote in March, …

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