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Mendelblit, Block Your Ears

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If it hadn’t dissolved itself, Israel’s 21st Knesset would have sworn its allegiance to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fifth government on Monday. Instead, Israel is heading to an election again, scheduled for September 17.

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This is additional, definitive proof that a prime minister cannot remain in office when up to his neck in legal investigations, and when three indictments (pending a hearing) are hovering over him, since “there are concerns – not baseless ones, either – that he may make decisions based on his personal interest of political survival, and not based on national interests, by virtue of being in this particular crisis.” This is what Netanyahu himself said in 2008, when referring to his predecessor, Ehud Olmert.

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