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Sun Oct 8, 2023, 02:56 PM Oct 2023

Haaretz Editorial Netanyahu Bears Responsibility for This Israel-Gaza War [View all]


"completely failed to identify the dangers he was consciously leading Israel into when establishing a government of annexation and dispossession"

The disaster that befell Israel on the holiday of Simchat Torah is the clear responsibility of one person: Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister, who has prided himself on his vast political experience and irreplaceable wisdom in security matters, completely failed to identify the dangers he was consciously leading Israel into when establishing a government of annexation and dispossession, when appointing Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir to key positions, while embracing a foreign policy that openly ignored the existence and rights of Palestinians.


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Netanyahu sucks but Elessar Zappa Oct 2023 #1
Unfortunately "direct" responsibility is the only type of responsibility that gets any airplay LiberalLovinLug Oct 2023 #15
That simple malaise Oct 2023 #2
+1000 roamer65 Oct 2023 #7
+1 2naSalit Oct 2023 #8
+1 redqueen Oct 2023 #11
Agree! True Blue American Oct 2023 #16
yes mike_c Oct 2023 #22
Axios says that "judicial overhaul" and the resulting turmoil helped weaken Israel's military. usonian Oct 2023 #3
Many in the Israeli military had been warning that Netanyahu had committed so much of the IDF Celerity Oct 2023 #5
THIS malaise Oct 2023 #26
Yes, Tuberville is doing the same thing here. True Blue American Oct 2023 #17
archive link Celerity Oct 2023 #4
Thank you. True Blue American Oct 2023 #18
wow! llashram Oct 2023 #23
Bibi is done malaise Oct 2023 #27
Unfortunately, he's been "done" more than once Bettie Oct 2023 #28
Time will tell. Celerity Oct 2023 #29
Hitler though he could get away with invading the Soviet Union ... DBoon Oct 2023 #6
Coincidentally, the US is Mr.Bill Oct 2023 #13
maybe Hamas is taking advantage of our problems too DBoon Oct 2023 #21
Rec'd and bookmarked. Duncan Grant Oct 2023 #9
Could Trump have given the Saudis the names of Mossad's moles in Hamas? LiberalArkie Oct 2023 #10
What makes you think the Mossad shares that info? EX500rider Oct 2023 #12
Right after TFG got in office it was reported Yoyoyo77 Oct 2023 #19
Hamas bears responsibility for the war. Netanyahu bears responsibility for not stopping Hamas. Beastly Boy Oct 2023 #14
Makes me wonder if the Likud party had their own PNAC type organization that wanted this to happen. Crowman2009 Oct 2023 #20
Cruelty is often a feature of fascism. Simeon Salus Oct 2023 #24
Bibi redeployed a lot of the IDF from guarding Gaza... Xolodno Oct 2023 #25
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