Under Cloud of Suspicion, Netanyahu Launches Likud Election Campaign

Netanyahu insists that he alone can establish and lead a strong right-wing government in Israel

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday officially launched his Likud party’s election campaign, insisting that he alone could cobble together and lead a strong right-wing government.

Netanyahu knows that a majority of the Israeli public leans to the right politically, and hopes that’s enough to convince a plurality to vote Likud on April 9.

Netanyahu appeared alone on stage, further emphasizing that this election is more than anything else a referendum on his leadership. He did not talk about the criminal indictment he faces on charges of bribery and breach of trust.

PHOTO: Aharon Krohn/Flash90

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