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Is Bennett the Right Wing Leader We Thought?

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14.01.2022

During former PM Netanyahu’s long leadership role I and others both praised him and denounced him. This by the way is normal. When someone does good you should praise him. When he does bad you should point it out in order that they change course. When they do terrible things, they should be replaced.

I consider Bibi a hero. In his earlier years he risked his life for the people of Israel. He took a bullet while serving in the IDF, he lost his brother during the incredible Entebbe raid and yet he managed to get a degree in engineering in a prestigious American university. He was arguably one of the best communicators as far as world leaders go. I can’t recall a better and more articulate speaker myself in any area (world leaders and beyond). He was wise beyond his years. He managed to make Israel a world power (small P, that is) and put Israel on the right economic map while poor Israel was under constant existential attacks.

But in his later years, Israelis had had enough. I get it. Some hated him. Much like some in the US, they just couldn’t stand the sight of President Trump. Despite his fantastic policies, they wanted him gone. So Israelis, like so many of us, wanted a change. Was Bibi perfect? Of course not. Who is? Was he arrogant? Name me a world leader who isn’t. I don’t think it’s healthy for a democracy to have the same person lead the country for too many years at a time. So the Israelis made a choice to oust........

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