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A Devious Elimination

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One thing has been troubling me since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s TV interviews last Saturday, when he shared with the public the agreement that seemed to be developing between Likud and Kahol Lavan – Netanyahu would remain in his position for a year and a half and then Benny Ganz would replace him for the same amount of time: Why were they talking about three years all of a sudden? When did three become the new four?

Perhaps the mystery has been solved. I, too, followed with concern the reports of the hijacking by Yuli Edelstein, in which he held his 121 fellow Knesset members hostage and agreed to release them only in return for “unity.”

In the midst of my agitation over Edelstein’s awakening, a family member called, stunned by how Netanyahu the magician had broken the record heights of Machiavellianism. “Did you see what he did to Edelstein?” he shouted into my ear. “He’s a genius. What an elimination!” And even before I could slip in a question, he explained: “Bibi threw Edelstein out of the race for the presidency. Burned him.”

At that moment I heard reality clicking........

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