This is a witch hunt…
Getting a box of fancy cigars, or bottle of good scotch over the years as a top politician is not bribery. The Israeli police are way over their skiis on this one, and hopefully, their partisan politics will lead to a cleaning of their house, not in Bibi’s resignation. These charges against him are as absurd as they are obnoxious, which speaks largely of the Left’s desperation in their unwillingness to accept the fact that their politics no longer speak for the average Israeli citizen.
Israeli public supports Netanyahu, Likud activists see him retaining power
(February 14, 2018 / JNS) Just as President Donald Trump overcame the media and left-wing establishment to win the election despite his bluster and personal baggage, so, too, is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defying the odds in Israel.
Despite recommendations by the Israeli police to indict the premier for bribery and breach of trust, his poll numbers are rising.
According to poll results released by Channel 2 News on Wednesday, Netanyahu’s Likud Party would gain one Knesset seat and rise to 26 from 25 in the last poll. The closest competitor, Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid, would drop two seats, from 24 to 22.
Eli Hazan, director of communications and international relations for Israel’s ruling Likud Party, told JNS in an interview on Wednesday that the charges against Netanyahu are “absurd” and “I am sure they will end up with nothing.”
“There have been 15 accusations made against Netanyahu,” but they have come to nothing, added Hazan.
Asked if he sees parties in the government coalition or top members in Likud abandoning the prime minister, Hazan dismissed such hypotheticals , saying “nothing will change.”
“I was a member of Likud in 1999 when Netanyahu was an unpopular prime minister, but today he is very popular,” he said.
When asked if the comparisons between Trump and Netanyahu are apt, considering the constant attacks in that the media and from the left-wing establishment in both countries, Hazan pointed out that “it is not only the media; the left is trying to beat Bibi in another way since they can’t beat him in elections.”