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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 01:34 AM

Netanyahu campaign draws accusations of incitement

Source: Associated Press

Netanyahu campaign draws accusations of incitement

By ARON HELLER
March 9, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has run into political trouble in the past, he has lashed out at the media, the political opposition and Israel’s Arab minority with incendiary and divisive language to galvanize his nationalist base.

Ahead of April 9 elections, Netanyahu has zoned in on prominent Arab lawmaker Ahmad Tibi.

The Israeli leader, slumping in the polls after the dramatic announcement of his pending corruption indictment, is portraying Tibi as a threat to national security in a charged campaign that critics say questions the loyalty of the country’s Arab citizens.

Using his own nickname, Netanyahu has been repeating a campaign mantra: “Bibi or Tibi.” The snappy slogan, eagerly parroted by his hard-line allies, highlights Netanyahu’s efforts to paint his challengers as weak “leftists” conspiring with Arab Israelis and a hostile media to oust him.

It also shines a spotlight on Tibi — an affable, media-savvy political veteran who speaks fluent Hebrew. Tibi is known for his harsh criticism of government policies toward the country’s Arab citizens and toward Palestinians who live under Israeli control in territories Israel captured in 1967.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/d7030e50d5ae4c47bb629901b9793ea8

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:17 PM

1. Not for the first time ...

….he incited against Rabin and got away with it , what kind of chance does Tibi have ?

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