Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:07 PM
marmar (63,334 posts)
Tikkun: Netanyahu’s Bet on Romney May Make Him One of the Election’s Biggest Losers
Netanyahu’s Bet on Romney May Make Him One of the Election’s Biggest Losers
by: David Harris-Gershon on November 7th, 2012 |
When Binyamin Netanyahu began meddling in the U.S. election on Mitt Romney’s behalf, he began an unprecedented and brazen gambit that, this morning, has disastrously backfired.
And Israelis know it.
With Netanyahu’s own election only months away (set for January 22), pundits this morning in Israel recognize the clear damage Netanyahu has done to himself by disrespecting President Obama and betting on the wrong man.
Larry Derfner of +972 Magazine thinks last night may soon lead to Netanyahu’s demise:
If there is one loser in the U.S. election outside the U.S., it is Benjamin Netanyahu – and all of Israel knows it. No one is fooled by his denials that he backed Romney and opposed Obama as demonstratively as he possibly could. The widespread conviction, now that Obama has won four more years in the White House, is that Bibi has endangered Israel’s relationship with America in a way that is unprecedented in its recklessness. No Israeli prime minister ever took sides in a U.S. presidential election like Netanyahu just did, and his side lost.
While Derfner may not be right that Netanyahu’s reckless and disrespectful treatment of President Obama will cost him his job, he is correct in noting how damaging this may be for Netanyahu. ..................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2012/11/07/netanyahus-bet-on-romney-may-make-him-one-of-the-elections-biggest-losers/
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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #1)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:22 PM
Spider Jerusalem (16,365 posts)
3. Doesn't work that way in a parliamentary democracy.
By voting his party out, maybe (although if they had any sense they'd have a vote of no confidence, dissolve the government, and call for new elections under a new leader...but then we're talking about Likud here, so that's not going to happen).
Response to marmar (Original post)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:30 PM
ellisonz (26,484 posts)
5. I don't think Obama cares much personally for Bibi. n/t
E lauhoe mai na wa'a; i ke ka, i ka hoe; i ka hoe, i ke ka; pae aku i ka 'aina. - Paddle together, bail, paddle; paddle, bail; paddle towards the land.