Netanyahu’s Tel Aviv Rant

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

He’s a world class thuggish head of the region’s leading rogue state, second only worldwide to rogue state America, an Islamophobic war criminal/abuser of fundamental Palestinian rights – facing possible indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

On August 9, he addressed Israelis in Tel Aviv, ignoring his high crimes, saying “(t)hey know that they can’t beat us at the polls, so they’re trying to bypass democracy and topple us without elections.”

Fact: Most Israeli’s deplore him. Running against multiple opponents in 2015, his Likud party won less than one-fourth of Knesset seats. Three-fourths of Israeli voters supported candidates from other parties.

He’s prime minister by cobbling together a coalition regime of likeminded extremists.

Netanyahu: “(W)e’ve brought the State of Israel to the best position in its history.”

Fact: It’s the most ruthlessly dangerous regime in Israeli history – run by fascists, Zionist zealots and religious fundamentalists.

Netanyahu: “We’ve made our country a rising international power in security, in intelligence, in cyber affairs, in economics, in technology – in so many fields.”

Fact: He and Knesset extremists made Israel more of a pariah state than ever.

Netanyahu: “(A)n obsessive unprecedented hunting trip against me my family (aims) to carry out a government coup. Their goal is to apply unacceptable and incessant pressure on law enforcement authorities to indict at all costs…”

Fact: He and his wife are crooks, so far managing to stay one step ahead of the law. For how long remains to be seen. Israeli police recommended indictment.

Netanyahu: Israel will never “withdraw to the ’67 lines and establish a Palestinian state on” on land hardliners like himself want exclusively for Jews. “It won’t happen,” he ranted.

Fact: In 1948, Israel stole 78% of historic Palestine, the rest in 1967, usurping control over Jerusalem, an international city under a UN trusteeship.

Netanyahu and majority Knesset members won’t tolerate Palestinian sovereignty on its own land, free from occupation harshness.

So far he has enough support with likeminded extremist partners to remain prime minister.

If indicted, convicted, sentenced and imprisoned, he’s finished politically. It can’t come a moment too soon.

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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.