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Netanyahu may be ousted but his hard-line foreign policies remain

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By David Mednicoff

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In their latest round of conflict, the Palestinians attacked Israel with Japanese lanterns, and the Israelis retaliated with air strikes.

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Thank God for that!

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In court for criminal fraud and corruption. Like Ehud Olmert, he could go to prison. Many ministers ends up in jail.

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I doubt it.

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The former prime minister's alleged crimes carry serious punishment, including the possibility of years in prison. Bribery charges carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years and/or a fine.

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I know, but I doubt Bibi will go to prison.

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He deserves to go to prison just like other corrupt dirty politicians.

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Well, I disagree, he should be given a medal for valor and courage. Love Bibi.

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I know, but I doubt Bibi will go to prison.

You also thought Trump would lose the first time, and win the second.

You're not very good with your predictions. So while you're entitled to your doubt, if anything that's a prediction that the opposite will happen.

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You also thought Trump would lose the first time, and win the second.

I also said Trump wasn’t going to go to prison, not now, not even

You're not very good with your predictions.

The GOP won the House in 2011

The GOP won the Senate in 2014

Trump being acquitted twice

Trump found not guilty in the Mueller probe.

Trump not going to prison

I think they’re pretty good actually.

So while you're entitled to your doubt,

Yes, I just don’t believe it that he will go to prison.

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Criminals need to be in prison not given a free get out of jail pass. His wife already took a plea deal. Guilty has charged.

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Criminals need to be in prison not given a free get out of jail pass. His wife already took a plea deal. Guilty has charged.

If they can prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt, go for it, but from recent history in my own country, we have learned, just a frivolous accusation will always backfire.

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Netanyahu's wife took a plea deal on the same charges. Why?

You ignore that?

Israel is not America and the justice system is quite different. Many tens of ministers have ended with criminals charges and jail time including the previous PM.

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Netanyahu's wife took a plea deal on the same charges. Why?

Maybe to avoid jail.

You ignore that?

No.

Israel is not America

Exactly, now you get it and as powerful as Bibi is as a former soldier, patriot, leader amd what he has done for the nation as a whole and protecting it, I doubt that he will see the inside of a prison.

Many tens of ministers have ended with criminals charges and jail time including the previous PM.

Yes, but I think this will be very different.

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Netanyahu will largely be remembered internationally for three things.These are stymieing the emergence of a Palestinian state, enhancing Israeli military strength and opposing Iranian power in the Middle East.

Which is what the free world wants in the Middle East,

Bibi is a hero. Anyone who thinks he will be going to prison does not understand basic politics.

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1glennJune 17  06:43 pm JST

In their latest round of conflict, the Palestinians attacked Israel with Japanese lanterns, and the Israelis retaliated with air strikes.

Air strikes exactly--Israel used to to blow out the fires in the lanterns. No big deal. No one hurt.

The new PM does not tolerate Islamic terrorist attacks on Israel.

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Israel responding disproportionately, as usual.

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Netanyahu pledged to avoid compromising with Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza areas under Israeli military control since 1967, and he allowed rapid expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. He rarely wavered from these two policies.

Repugnant.

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P. SmithToday  03:08 pm JST

Israel responding disproportionately, as usual.

Responding? To what?

Oh yeah--Islamic terrorist attacking Israel, as usual..

Israel's policy is to kill each terrorist., And if the terrorists are going to hide in hospitals, or schools, or in residential areas, then those terrorists are responsible for the deaths of any civilian casualties in those areas. A simple concept.

If the terrorists want to prevent civilians from being killed, then they shoudn't hide out in schools and hospitals and residential areas. So it seems Hamas does not care for its people.

People here want to support that organization?

That is not a new policy--this is what Israel has been doing as long as the Islamic terrorista have been launching attacks on the US' greatest ally in the Middle East.

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If Israel wants to prevent deaths of its civilians, Israel needs to stop abusing the human rights of the Palestinians.

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Netanyahu is like Putin, Trump. Xi. They just don't want to let go of their power.

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Netanyahu's replacement, PM Bennett, has already shown Israel will not give in to terrorism. If Hamas is going to use Palestinian Arab civilians to send incendiary balloons into Israel, then Israel will rightfully hit back in defense of its people.

Hamas cowardly abuses the human rights of the Palestinian Arabs by using them as human shields. Support for Hamas' tactics is support for terrorism.

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