In Netanyahu’s Israel, Lying Pays

How can a minister or the prime minister lie without batting an eye? No problem. It’s simple: Sling as much mud and lies at your rivals as possible and something will stick. What do you have to lose? At most they’ll catch you in a lie so big or slander so disgusting, like the Likud campaign video featuring the Mount Herzl military cemetery. Then you’ll slough it off and in the next sentence let loose another lie. In the meantime, your rivals do your work for you. When in a raging fury they menti...
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Uncle Trump Will Not Bring Peace – Any change that has occurred, whether in the direction of the right or the left, has always come from within

Here comes our American uncle again, raising everyone’s hopes: Maybe this time the uncle will bring with him a particularly lovely gift – peace, perhaps? The hopes are understandable but have no legs to stand on. Anyone expecting U.S. President Donald Trump to impose peace on Israel and the Palestinians, to grab Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas by their ears and shove them into a conduit that will lead to two states should sober up. It didn’t h...
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