BREAKING: Netanyahu Defeats Primary Leadership Challenge In A Landslide

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    Incumbent Netanyahu easily defeats primary challenge and re-energizes base ahead of the general election
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    Today was newsworthy in Israel because it saw torrential rainfalls that brought with them in one day the average rainfall of the entire month of December and because incumbent PM and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu easily defeated the leadership challenge from Likud member of the Knesset Gideon Sa’ar.

    The primary election saw 49% of all Likud party members show up to vote in spite of the stormy weather, a slight increase over the last time a primary election was held by the Likud. Of the nearly 60 thousand people that cast a ballot, 72.5% did so for the incumbent Netanyahu and 27.5% for his challenger Gideon Sa’ar.

    Netanyahu’s win was expected, but the landslide proportions of it were not and thus the primary challenge itself had most assuredly worked to Netanyahu’s advantage. It reaffirmed his complete hold over the Likud party and gave him a reason to re-energize his base ahead of the March 2nd general election.

    But there is more. In the coming days, the Israeli Supreme Court will hear an appeal on whether a member of the Knesset under criminal indictment such as Mr. Netanyahu can be tasked with forming a government. Attorney general Mandelblit, Netanyahu’s nemensis and the very person who has allowed the indictments against him to proceed will issue an opinion on this matter and submit it to the cort ahead of the hearing. Mr. Mandelblit’s legal opinion will be the official legal position of the Israeli government and the court will have to render the final decision.

    The fact that nearly 45 thousand Israelis braved the weather on a regular workday (general elections in Israel are national holidays) to express their confidence in Mr. Netanyahu’s leadership may make the idea of making their preferred candidate ineligible for the post of prime minister rather unpalatable for the high court, no matter how far removed from the regular electorate they may think themselves to be.

    Netanyahu’s easy defeat of a challenge that was brought against him by a popular politician at a moment when he appeared to be significantly if not mortally wounded serves as a timely reminder to anyone who harbored any doubts as to the political mastery of the longest serving and most successful Israeli prime minister

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    Trump, Netanyahu, AND Boris Johnson people are FED UP EVERYWHERE, the globalists ARE LOSING!!{
     
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    He has had the same group working to oust him as Trump did. I think people are seeing through it.
     
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    Wonderful news for Israel.
     
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    CNN has had him dead and buried all week long....:auiqs.jpg:
     
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    Further proof that Jews control the weather.
     
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    They have everybody who they disagree with; who isn’t a flaming Liberal dead and buried
     
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    How many more concessions will Bibi give to Palestinians so they can thank Israel with more rocket missiles? Israel needs a leader who understands Palestinian mentality like king Hussein did. LET THERE BE PEACE ALREADY!
     
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    Do you imagine the conflict with the so called Palestinians exists in isolation from other factors and events effecting the well being of Israel? I would say no other Israeli leader, past or present, could have stood up to the extraordinary pressures from the Obama administration as well as Netanyahu did.

    When will there be peace? Maybe never. Egypt and Israel are at peace, but that was a peace negotiated between the Israeli government and the Egyptian government and not between Israel and the Egyptians, and it was possible because the
    Egyptian government was capable of maintaining the peace regardless of what some Egyptians thought of it. This is not the case with the Palestinians since there is no political entity among the Palestinians which can credibly offer peace to Israel. Netanyahu understands that Israel cannot negotiate peace or enforce a peace on the Palestinians and the best an Israeli leader can do is to minimize the damage done by the Palestinian aggressions while preventing the situation from damaging Israel's relations with the rest of the world, as it did in the 1970's and again in 2000, and he is doing an outstanding job of it.
     
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    One comment you made is so true. "that is not the case with Palestinians." And there lies my reasoning that Bibi must stop placating them. That only causes more Palestinian hatred to keep on attacking Israel. King Hussein gave them Black September & that resulted in a lasting peace between Jordan & their Palestinians. And has anyone ever heard a single Palestinian or Pali supporter complaint over it?
     
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    What peace there is between the King and his Palestinians comes not from Black September but from the fact the King made all the Palestinians citizens of Jordan. 70% of Jordan's population is Palestinian. This is not a peace with the Palestinians Israel wants.
     
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