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Israel's Center-left Camp Can Win on Tuesday

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A day before the election, what’s left to say? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s march of accusations, insults and snickers on all on all the TV channels on Saturday night demonstrated how superfluous this entire ritual was. The editors and interviewers on Channels 12 and 13 were clearly incapable of waiving the opportunity, and their main objective was to present – what, actually? – a reproachful but heartwarming personal conversation with His Royal Highness?

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Nobody still expects to get businesslike answers from Netanyahu, and what we actually saw was a baseless clown show. Michal Rabinowitz on Kan 11, the public broadcasting channel, was the only one who displayed seriousness and stamina in the face of the prime minister’s anger, and like all the channel’s public opinion polls, which also seem reliable, she didn’t celebrate her self-importance, and left the shame to him alone.

At this point it is totally clear that all of Netanyahu’s pleas and entreaties were aimed at a single objective: to draw voters from his satellite parties and to bring every........

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