Death threats came by mail, email and phone. His picture once appeared in a prominent Israeli publication. A caption read "I'm not telling you to kill this person, but I shouldn't be surprised if someone did."
Academics critical of government policies aren't safe. Supporting right over wrong is hazardous. BDS advocates worry for their safety.
Netanyahu represents Israel's dark side. Freedom eroded greatly on his watch. His proposed Loyalty Oath law requires all Israeli citizens, Arabs and Jews, to swear allegiance to a "Jewish, Zionist, and democratic state," its emblems and values.
Obtaining a national identity card signifying citizenship depends on performing military or civic service. When introduced, Haaretz called the measure a "societal fuse."
Forced allegiance is repressive and arbitrary, it said. It reflects fascism, not democracy.
On January 20, Netanyahu rejected Palestinian self-determination. He stressed continued settlement construction.
He said "Building in Jerusalem is not the problem of the world. The problem in the Middle East is Iran's attempt to build nuclear weapons."
"This was, and remains, the main mission facing not only myself and Israel, but the entire world."