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Is Netanyahu making deals with the devil?

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been severely criticized for cozying up to sundry dictators, autocrats or governments that downplay or deny their country’s role in the Holocaust. Among those he has either visited or hosted are Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán who boasts of creating an “illiberal democracy” and President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines who once compared himself to Hitler. The next summit of the Visegrád group, an alliance of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, will be held this month in Jerusalem….

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Two national leaders: two TV addresses to fire up their base

Last Monday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on TV to make what was billed in advance as a “dramatic announcement.” Reacting to rumors that Israel’s Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, might announce during Israel’s general election campaign an indictment against him on the three corruption cases under investigation, he declared that this would be unjust, and that he hadn’t been allowed to confront the three state’s witnesses in the investigations against him despite asking twice to do so. “How can you get to the essence of the truth if…

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Our crazy world: complicity with Hamas, Corbyn, Netanyahu in Europe

Our crazy world: complicity with Hamas, Corbyn, Netanyahu in Europe Please join me here as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Unwired noteworthy topics of the week. These include the young British Jews who said kaddish for Hamas terrorists killed by Israel when they tried to storm the Gaza border; western media complicity with Hamas terrorism; further tensions between Britain’s Jewish community and Jeremy Corbyn; and what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is trying to achieve from his meetings with European leaders this week.

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