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Are the accusations of corruption against Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu true?

By Aviel Schneider |
Photo: Photo: Yonatan Sindel / Flash90

Or are we dealing here with a left-wing media conspiracy? It depends whom you ask. But whatever the truth might be, there is one clear loser, and that is Israeli society. Let us assume that Benjamin Netanyahu is ruling the Land like a godfather, as the media accuses him and his government of doing, then that wouldn’t be to our advantage. At the same time, it wouldn’t be good either if a left-wing power, stirring up trouble in the background, is ready to go to any lengths to topple an elected right-wing government. It’s a power struggle that Israel can ill afford.

Likud voters are convinced that the left-wing media, with the support of the Israeli legal system, are focussing all their attention on finishing off Israel’s incumbent government. What the left failed to achieve in any of the elections over the last ten years, they are now attempting to do with a coup. Netanyahu is ignoring the leading media outlets in the Land, and is reaching the people directly via Facebook and other social networks. “The...

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