Since the end of the elections and when it became relatively clear who would be the member parties of Binyamin Netanyahu’s government, major US news outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR and more have published dozens of op-eds and commentaries warning of the possible consequences that the incoming far-right government may have on Israel’s democracy.
At the same time, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, while refusing to provide personal interviews to the Israeli press for quite some time, embarked on an international campaign explaining why, in his opinion, their warnings of Israel’s democratic doomsday are a gross exaggeration.
He delivered several interviews with American hosts such as Bari Weiss, Ben Shapiro and NPR. The message he passed on in each of them was nearly identical—he’s the one holding the steering wheel, not Ben Gvir and Smotrich, more peace agreements with the Arab world, especially Saudi Arabia, are on their way, and many of the reforms that will be implemented actually...
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