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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:49 PM

Anyone But Bibi: In Israel, Ex-General Stirs Hope Of Change

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former military chief Benny Gantz has burst onto Israel's political scene as the great hope of the country's shrinking "peace camp" with a message that is anything but dovish.

The retired general, who wants to topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April 9 elections, boasts of killing Palestinian militants and aligns himself with political hard-liners. He fires back at Netanyahu's criticism with scathing counterattacks.

In today's Israel, Gantz's ready-to-rumble rhetoric appears to be the only way to bring down the long-serving Netanyahu. That's turning him into an unlikely source of hope for Israelis who view ending their country's rule over the Palestinians, now in its 51st year, as a priority.

Yossi Beilin, an architect of the 1993 interim peace accords with the Palestinians, said fear of another Netanyahu term is driving much of the support for Gantz. He called Gantz a "black dove" — an imperfect but tolerable alternative to Netanyahu.

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Reply Anyone But Bibi: In Israel, Ex-General Stirs Hope Of Change (Original post)
RCW2014 Feb 8 OP
nolidad Feb 9 #1
RCW2014 Feb 9 #2
nolidad Feb 10 #3
Dumper Feb 10 #5
nolidad Feb 11 #6
RCW2014 Feb 11 #8
nolidad Feb 12 #9
nolidad Feb 12 #10
RCW2014 Feb 12 #11
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Dumper Feb 10 #4
TheyLostTheirForums Feb 11 #7

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:42 AM

1. Israel has a love-hate relationship with Bibi.

when things are relatively calm- they want hiom out. But as soon as the Palestinians or Lebanese or any of the other Muslim nations that surround Israel act up-
They want him back to restore calm and peace.

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Response to nolidad (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:26 PM

2. That is why should it look like Bibi is going down in defeat, you can make book there will be some

horrific "false-flag" involving the Palestinians.

Many a chapter in the israeli "False-Flag" history book.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:09 AM

3. Well as you are the expert here in the crimes of Israel;

Why don't you detail a few of these "false flag" operations against the Palestinians!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:19 AM

5. Down to defeat? Like Hillary?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:49 AM

6. Thought so!

Just another driver by accusation with no substance to back it up!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:46 PM

8. You would deny the accuracy of you examples I would give. You aren't worth my time.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:23 AM

9. Well give some and let us find out!

I do not think Israel is perfect by any stretch of the imagination.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:28 PM

10. Thought so!

Fling an excuse because there is not any big thing you can find to post.

Israel has made mistakes yes- and soldiers have been sent to prison for cruelty and killing without justification. So we will see if you actually have something or just relying on lame excuses.

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Response to nolidad (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:15 PM

11. Just realized my above reply to you had a typo. It was supposed to read "You aren't worth my time".

Sorry for the confusion...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 06:49 AM

12. IOW

just another lame excuse so you do not have to show how little you have!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:11 AM

4. Trash talk by ONE campaign opponent?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:07 AM

7. Ok, Rep. Omar

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