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Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

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Still doesn't make Israel either liberal or a democracy. Until the forced exile of the Refugees ends, it is still practicing Apartheid and the ICC ruled all the 'reasons' put forward to say otherwise 'legally invalid' in the half of Jerusalem (And the rest of East and West Palestine) that is now ICC jurisdiction.

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“This government will work for all the citizens of Israel, those that voted for it and those that didn’t. It will do everything to unite Israeli society,” Lapid said.

Great news for Israel. The new leadership will keep it safe from terrorist attacks by Arabs in surrounding areas trying to steal Israel's land, which rightfully belongs to Israel.

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Bin the yahoo.

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Great news for Israel. The new leadership will keep it safe from terrorist attacks by Arabs in surrounding areas trying to steal Israel's land, which rightfully belongs to Israel.

Commodore Perry

Only one side in this conflict is involved in illegal expropriation of land from its native inhabitants and that's Israel.

This is an uneasy coalition but hopefully between his ousting and string of corruption charges against him this is the last we see of Netanyahu and his extremist right-wing bully politics.

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Trump and Netanyahu both down in 2021. The world is a happier place. Still, too many cult-of-personality autocratic idiots left: Erdogan, Maduro, Kim Jong-un, Putin...the list goes on. I guess these types will always be around, but I wish it wasn't so.

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Poor Netanyahoo must be missing being protected by Trump. He and Putin should have a talk, maybe they can console each other about not having Trump to defend them anymore. Maybe Putin could share Steven Segal even!

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Only one side in this conflict is involved in illegal expropriation of land from its native inhabitants and that's Israel.

Native inhabitants? What country did the Palestinian Arabs belong to? There never was a country called Palestine. In fact, there never was a people called Palestinian. And there never was anything called Palestinian culture.

And before Israel began administering those lands, it was annexed and occupied by Jordan. For almost 20 years. Are you mad at the Jordanians?

That argument against Israel is just another form of anti-semitism rearing its ugly head.

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I guess these types will always be around, but I wish it wasn't so.

In properly functioning democracies, the Trumps and ilk can be voted out. No wonder the ant-democraCY PRO-AUTHORITAriANISTS LIKE TRUMP AND HIS FLLOW REPUBLICans and the far far rightists in Texas and around the globe WANT TO FURTHER UNDERMINE DEMOCRACIES. The farright supporters include China

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Commodore PerryToday  06:56 am JST

“This government will work for all the citizens of Israel, those that voted for it and those that didn’t. It will do everything to unite Israeli society,” Lapid said.

Great news for Israel. The new leadership will keep it safe from terrorist attacks by Arabs in surrounding areas trying to steal Israel's land, which rightfully belongs to Israel.

I love the smell of propaganda in the morning.

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Bu-bye, Bibi!

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That argument against Israel is just another form of anti-semitism rearing its ugly head.

Skip school much?

Definition of Semite

: a member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs

: a descendant of these peoples

: a member of a modern people speaking a Semitic language

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Semites

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Heh...gaol beckons.

How's your new world order now Bibi?

Good riddance.

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critical of Netanyahu’s close ties with ultra-Orthodox parties

An extemist backed by extremists. Extremists are the scourge of the planet.

Vote out extremist leaders!

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Someone remind me what historical evidence Israel and its supporters assert demonstrates that Israel was ever a state before 1948.

You mean before Israel agreed to a 2 -state solution but the Palestinian Arabs along with their Arab brethren rejected the proposal? How do you define state, and does it matter? Was Japan a state before 1945?

Well, anyway, it's kind of like the Jewish people have settled and maintained ties to their homeland for more than 3,700 years. Might even be historical texts about this. The international community granted political sovereignty in Palestine to the Jewish people (thank you UN). Israel has territory was captured in defensive wars (Arab nations never learn)..

Check the Koran while you are at it for any reference to the name Palestinian.

Jews have a national language and a distinct civilization. Palestinian Arabs speak-Arabic--because the lands they now claim used to be part of another Arabic country--Syria (someone should inform Syria their land is being occupied). Those occupiers!!!!

The anti-semitism never ceases.

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This is good news. Netanyahu is a war criminal with more than just a little blood on his hands. Lapid, if he can hold the extremists back, will be a breath of fresh air for the Palestinians.

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Bennett is further right than Netanyahu, and will be in charge, but with more centrist counterweight. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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zichiToday  03:43 pm JST

When World War I ended in 1918 with an Allied victory, the 400-year Ottoman Empire rule ended, and Great Britain took control over what became known as Palestine (modern-day Israel, Palestine and Jordan).

Great Britain had Irgun to contend with. I don't suppose pro-Israel types who continually preach about evil Palestinian terrorists will be so keen to comment on that.

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P. SmithToday  05:42 pm JST

Sounds like a nice group of people.

A nice group of people who evolved into Likud, so I suppose they get a free pass from the pro-Israel lot on how many Arabs and Britons they murdered.

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It'll technically be a unity government - with representatives from the right, left, and center

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P. SmithToday  07:31 pm JST

@Simon: Astute analysis. You and I will be labeled anti-semites for stating facts, though.

I'll try not to let it ruin my evening.

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Netanyahu has been a disaster for Israel. Peace has never been farther away. Hopefully a new governing coalition can take a step towards the only viable solution - a two-state solution.

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@zichi

The new government as a whole will be less right-wing than the previous.

I guess Israeli politics are complex.

Here's what the guy in the picture says (who wants to keep settlements as part of Israel::

"Most of the blame belongs to the Palestinian side, and I am not sure that they as a people are ready to make peace with us.

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Who?

Regardless, interesting people are trying to celebrate the removal of a leader--just because he is a leader of Israel. Pure anti-semitism.

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@zichi

The term "Palestine" first appeared in the 5th century BC when the ancient Greek historian Herodotus wrote of a "district of Syria, called Palaistinê" between Phoenicia and Egypt in The Histories.

You just described Israel.

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Finally one of the biggest cause of ongoing problems will be removed. Perhaps things can return to peaceful negoiations for a two state solution based around mutual respect and equal rights for all parties.

I wont be holding my breath though.

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Regardless, interesting people are trying to celebrate the removal of a leader--just because he is a leader of Israel.

people are also celebrating his removal because he was a corrupt person with blood on his hands.

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groundbreaking diplomatic agreements with four Arab countries,

Netanyahu forged strong ties with former enemy Arab countries. Amazing achievements.

The prime minister preceding him, Olmert (check Britannica), was just as heavy-handed at protecting Israel from its enemies. For example, under Olmert, Israel bombed a nuclear reactor Syria was building. He ordered the invasion of Gaza when, surprise!--Palestinian Arabs, unprovokedly, we're shooting rockets into Israel.

Anyone think a new prime minister of Israel is going to be soft against terrorists?

I do feel for the Palestinian Arabs though because they are deprived of freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, gay rights, and women’s rights--in the Palestinian Territories by their own leadership!

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