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Bye-bye Trump, Shalom Bibi

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14.10.2019

A comparison between Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu reveals great differences. They live in different countries with different systems of government. Trumpland has an ironclad Constitution that the U.S. president, perhaps for the first time, is trying to undermine. Israel has no constitution and no long-standing democratic tradition. Here things get done by arm-twisting.

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In terms of their characters there is great similarity in the way in which each puts his personal interests above principles such as morality or decency. However, in terms of diplomatic and political parameters, Netanyahu beats Trump.

There are also substantial differences in their situations. Trump is a president of a minority party, who won the election but did not win over public opinion. Polls show him to be much less popular than most of the Democratic candidates, particularly among younger voters. In Israel, the situation is the opposite. Even........

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