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‘Not the same Bibi’: Why Israel’s public has turned on Netanyahu

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2023
From The Center
Middle East, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu
Corinna Kern/Reuters

Are the pressures on Benjamin Netanyahu manageable? Just over 100 days into his newest tenure as prime minister, he is facing mounting questions over whether he can keep Israel united and secure, his extremist partners at bay, and his government intact.

Amid cratering poll numbers, ongoing mass protests in the streets, and a recent military escalation on multiple fronts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought the comfort of a friendly chat on Israel’s Channel 14, considered a safe space for the long-serving premier’s messaging.

Yet even on the slavishly adoring TV...

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