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

Under Cloud of Suspicion, Netanyahu Launches Likud Election Campaign

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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