The Likudnik Who Just Might Unseat Benjamin Netanyahu

Drama once again has ensued in Israel in recent days with two major events sending shockwaves throughout the political system. First, although already lingering in the halls of the Knesset for some time, a new round of elections appears to have turned from cheap political rhetoric to a reality set in stone. On December 2, in a first reading, the Knesset voted in favor of a bill proposing to dissolve, paving the path for sending millions of Israelis to the ballot box for the fourth time in two years.

Elections in mind, a second major political event took place this week. Long-time MK of the Likud and former Minister of Education and Interior Gideon Sa’ar delivered a dramatic address (December 8) announcing his departure from the party and his plans for creating a new one, set specifically on unseating Netanyahu. Referring to Bibi, he quoted the former legendary leader of the Likud, Menachem Begin, stating how no matter who is in the power, an extended tenure is always inherently bad. Despite the rather desperate, numerous attempts of the center-left to replace…

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