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    Well, Netanyahu is out. Not sure about Naftali Bennett as a replacement though.

  • #2
    Originally posted by BaronIveagh View Post
    Well, Netanyahu is out. Not sure about Naftali Bennett as a replacement though.
    Pretty impressive all the same, in it's own way. How many years has Netanyahu snaked his way around? If not for a series of very public and viral incidents happening back to back to back, I wonder if he'd still be PM. It feels like the rest of the Israeli state got really nervous about some of the negatives that were coming out of the most recent flare up and decided that rightly or wrongly Netanyahu had finally become an unacceptable liability for the Israeli state.

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    • #3
      I'm glad he is out. Is he facing some legal troubles too? Or not? I seem to recall he was in legal troubles...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by OgorOrukOomanDuardin View Post
        I'm glad he is out. Is he facing some legal troubles too? Or not? I seem to recall he was in legal troubles...
        Several corruption charges. Which will probably be resolved some time in the next, I dunno, 5 years?

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        • #5
          He won't be instantly hammered with those as soon as he is deposed? Too bad, I'd love to see him face justice.

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          • #6
            And of course, he is claiming election fraud and vows to fight.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ov3HJ11CnA

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steelmage99 Actual View Post
              And of course, he is claiming election fraud and vows to fight.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ov3HJ11CnA
              Will he have Rudy lead the charge?

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              • #8
                I wonder which politician will end up murdered this time around. Netanyahu is playing with fire.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by OgorOrukOomanDuardin View Post
                  He won't be instantly hammered with those as soon as he is deposed? Too bad, I'd love to see him face justice.
                  He was desperately clinging to his position as PM and trying to avoid going to trial in all manner of sleazy ways. But by the time he might actually face the music, he might have delayed and appealed for long enough to avoid prison based on his age.

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                  • #10
                    Well, this is a thing:

                    https://www.benjerry.com/about-us/me...tine-statement

                    I find it interesting that for BDS supposedly not being effective, Israel has been quick to slam this and put out blatant propaganda videos.

                    https://www.snopes.com/ap/2021/07/20...st-ben-jerrys/

                    Last edited by BaronIveagh; 07-20-2021, 11:47 PM. Reason: Included snopes article

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                    • #11
                      I’m surprised how much vitriol I am seeing against Ben and Jerry’s on Facebook. Their propaganda seems pretty effective with certain types.

                      I was amused to see a rabbi ask a woman spamming #JewishLivesMatter to tone it down a notch.

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                      • #12
                        The idea of a major company like Unilever showing signs of joining BDS scares them. Jewish-American groups seem divided over the circus surrounding this.

                        https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/serve...s-plant-675092

                        https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.pre...y-s-1.10036446

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                        • #13
                          Anecdotally. The local Jewish scene seems to be split by age and vocation. (Reform) Rabbis tend to be a bit more progressive than most, while the boomers tend to be far more conservative, siding with the Netanyahu administration or completely unable to see Israel as anything other than an ideal. The rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes around the world have also sharpened the us-vs-the-world attitude that Israel cultivates in American Jews. The free newspapers in the synagogue lobby have become more shrill and partisan over the last decade, so there’s a bit of a Fox News effect as well.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BobtheInquisitor View Post
                            Anecdotally. The local Jewish scene seems to be split by age and vocation. (Reform) Rabbis tend to be a bit more progressive than most, while the boomers tend to be far more conservative, siding with the Netanyahu administration or completely unable to see Israel as anything other than an ideal. The rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes around the world have also sharpened the us-vs-the-world attitude that Israel cultivates in American Jews. The free newspapers in the synagogue lobby have become more shrill and partisan over the last decade, so there’s a bit of a Fox News effect as well.
                            Yeah, I recall years back the Israelis running advertisements that US jews aren't 'real' jews and all 'true' jews should move to Israel. It was pulled when it was pointed out by some groups that a certain fascist country had run a similar campaign in the US. Bibi disavowed it and the whole thing was swept under the rug.

                            https://www.reuters.com/article/us-i...7B20D720111203

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                            • #15
                              The whole thing is muddied by the christian death cultists in the US and elsewhere who think that Jews have to (inhabit? build?) a temple on a specific site to help bring about the End Times. Fun.

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