December 6, 2012

Netanyahu: Rush Limbaugh of Leaders

Yael Wissner-Levy, Times of Israel

AP Photo

Much like the American rightwing pundit Rush Limbaugh, Bibi Netanyahu has taken to relying solely on rhetoric to gain support from the hawkish right, while discrediting himself with his claims. Limbaugh is a partisan shock jock whose over-the-top outlandish statements on his radio show isolate him from the American mainstream – but that is exactly his strategy. A partisan pundit can sit in a corner office and preach ridiculous prophecies. A world leader cannot.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Likud, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu


November 29, 2012
Likud Isn't Extremist, It's Realist
Michael Freund, Jerusalem Post
The Likud, thundered Haaretz, “has become an extreme right-wing party,” one in which “the top of the list is studded with settlement lobbyists, warmongers and people who undermine democracy.” Sure,... more ››
December 5, 2012
Israel's Settlement Illusions
Avil Gil, Congress Blog
The elections in the United States and those that are scheduled soon in Israel provide an opportunity to reignite the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. At such a political crossroad, the consequence of taking a wrong turn is... more ››
December 2, 2012
Stephen Harper Not Doing Israel Any Favors
Haroon Siddiqui, The Star
Netanyahu has not served Israel well. But that’s for Israelis to judge in their election next month. However, in supporting his recklessness, Harper has not done Israel any favours, either. The prime minister portrays... more ››
November 24, 2012
Netanyahu Rightly Picked the Least Bad Option
National Post
When assessing who “won” and “lost” in Gaza this week, news reporters inevitably cite the florid declarations of victory emitted by Hamas’ (surviving) leaders. According to an Atlantic magazine reporter, Hamas... more ››