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Netanyahu Has Become a Liability for the Political Right


Amid this year’s electoral debacles, not to mention his legal woes, Netanyahu is facing increased opposition from his own constituency

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempt to blame political rival Avigdor Liberman for the fact that Israel must endure a second national election this year doesn’t appear to have had the desired effect. To begin with, recent polls show that Liberman’s party, Yisrael Beiteinu, will almost double in size in the upcoming September 17 election. This is one indication that many right-wingers don’t believe our prime minister’s take on Liberman. In addition to this quarrel, Netanyahu is hampered by Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit’s decision not to postpone the hearing regarding charges of corruption against the prime minister, which is scheduled for…