He has been the Prime Minister of the Jewish state for the past 10 years.
Today, the Israeli people are voting to decide if Netanyahu will remain in his position as leader of the nation.
Netanyahu has been a staunch defender of the West against terrorist threats. He has been a close ally of President Trump, and stood tall against President Obama when he was in the White House.
Obama sought to actively derail Israeli security plans at every turn. He made a deal with Iran, which did nothing to end the terrorist nation’s nuclear weapons program. The deal actually emboldened the radical Islamist regime to continue to fund terrorism in the region. Iran would like nothing more than to wipe Israel off the map.
In response, the prime minister publicly rebuked Obama’s deal. He said, “Far-reaching concessions were made in areas that were supposed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons … Iran will receive hundreds of billions of dollars, with which it can fuel its terror machine, and pursue its aggression and terror in the region and the world.”
Obama described working with Netanyahu as being akin to working with a rival. Obama said that “dealing with Bibi” — Netanyahu’s nickname — “is like dealing with the Republicans.”
Bibi took his opposition against Obama to the United States Congress. In his speech to members of Congress, Netanyahu said, “This is a bad deal — a very bad deal. We’re better off without it.”
The Obama administration responded by spending taxpayer dollars to defeat Netanyahu at the polls. The Washington Times reported that during the 2015 Israeli Elections, the Obama administration dispatched resources of the Federal government to defeat Bibi.
The Washington Times wrote, “The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded … some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back
Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations … OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign.”
Sounds like actual “collusion” on the part of the Obama administration, doesn’t it?
During his time in office, Netanyahu has been a Winston Churchill-like leader on the world stage. Like Churchill, Netanyahu has warned about evil in his time. He has taken action to combat global terrorism while receiving very little support from world leaders and condemnation from the United Nations.
The prime minister’s enemies have sought to dethrone him. His opponents have launched a witch hunt similar to the Democrats’ witch hunt against President Trump. They have accused him of bribery and corruption crimes. Netanyahu allegedly took cigars and champagne from a friend.
Wow, lock him up!
The attorney general of Israel has filed charges against Bibi for supposedly being bribed and discussing legislation with the head of a news service in Israel that would have given him a competitive advantage. Netanyahu eventually voted against the legislation. The story should be over, but his opponents are swarming like sharks around him.
Fortunately for the prime minister, he has found an ally in the White House. President Trump moved the United States Embassy in Israel to the eternal Jewish capital, Jerusalem. The president ripped up the Iran nuclear deal, and he has supported Israeli claims to the Golan Heights.
The Democratic brigade of presidential candidates have opined on the Israeli election with their usual lines of attack. Netanyahu is a racist.
Of course he is. The left’s favorite line of attack against their opponents.
Beto O’Rourke said, “The U.S.-Israel relationship is one of the most important relationships that we have on the planet, and that relationship, if it is to be successful, must transcend partisanship in the United States, and it must be able to transcend a prime minister who is racist as he warns about Arabs coming to the polls.”
Berne Sanders continued the unfair attacks: “When election time comes in Israel, he always tries going even further to the right by appealing to racism within Israel. I think it’s unfortunate … I’m not a great fan of his, and, frankly, I hope he loses his election.”
The polls show the election margins as very tight. We will see if Netanyahu can survive the attacks from his enemies.