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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:24 AM

'King Bibi' Holds On To Israel Throne

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Source: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

By Philippe Agret (AFP) 9 hours ago
JERUSALEM Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tapped on Saturday to form a new government for a third successive term, cuts a figure of admiration and loathing at home and abroad.

A May 2012 cover of Time magazine hailed him as "King Bibi," using his nickname, but former French president Nicolas Sarkozy branded him a "liar" in a private conversation with US President Barack Obama.

The hawkish Netanyahu has been tasked with a third successive term as prime minister, following an initial 1996-1999 mandate that made him the Jewish state's youngest ever premier.

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Reply 'King Bibi' Holds On To Israel Throne (Original post)
Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
dsc Feb 2013 #1
jaysunb Feb 2013 #2
JDPriestly Feb 2013 #3
kickysnana Feb 2013 #4
LittleBlue Feb 2013 #5
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #6
Ash_F Feb 2013 #7
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #8

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:27 AM

1. given the narrow margin

I wish someone would have sent consultants over to work to win that one more seat it would have taken to send Bibi packing.

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Response to dsc (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:53 AM

2. +1 nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:24 AM

3. Israel is a democracy. Netanyahu was elected.

He is not a king and does not pretend to be a king.

You and I may not care much for him, but he was elected to the office he holds.

That is more than you can say for many of the dictators in the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia for example.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:35 AM

4. A lot of people born in Isreal are not allowed to vote. n/t

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Response to kickysnana (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:38 AM

5. Yep. And let's face it

being elected puts you in the same category as the Chimperor. Whoopie!

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Response to kickysnana (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:55 AM

6. As are a lot of people under Israeli rule

Kinda funny how that works; five million-odd people with absolutely no say in how their affairs are handled.

Subsidized of course, out of every paycheck you and I make.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:39 AM

7. A democracy has no subjects, only citizens. /nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:59 AM

8. Locking, sorry, but this is analysis/opinion rather than breaking news.

Please consider reposting in Good Reads. Thanks!

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