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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows he can act with impunity

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In case you missed it exactly three weeks from today Israel will hold a new election to determine its next government currently led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Last April Israel held an election but no party, including Netanyahu's Likud Party, won a majority of seats in the Knesset. So he attempted to form a new government with other minority parties joining him in a coalition. But none agreed bringing a stalemate necessitating next month's new election.

Significantly Netanyahu remained Israeli PM during the interim.

Current Israeli polls indicate Netanyahu's Likud Party may still receive more votes than the other parties. However if the polls hold true Likud would still be a minority party requiring other minority parties to join forming a new coalition government.

What is noteworthy since the April elections Netanyahu has become more belligerent during the interim annexing the occupied Golan Heights as part of Israel-which it stole from Syria as spoils after the 1967 war. Over the weekend he sent missiles supposedly in a pre-emptive strike against suspected Iranian military positions outside Damascus , sent drone attacks into Lebanon south of Beirut and air strikes into Iraq targeting Shiite militia's allied with Iran.

Reading between the lines it would appear Netanyahu's ploy is to escalate IDF, Israeli Defense Force activity, provoke incidents against its neighbors, get them to retaliate thus instill greater fear in the Israeli public to support the PM against Israel's enemies.

It's an old tactic riling up the public's nationalism before an election.

Netanyahu knows the US congress will always back him regardless of any mendacious acts he commits.

Plus it's hard to imagine Trump and his coterie of Israeli apologists-Bolton, Pompeo, Pence-doing anything to criticize Netanyahu's belligerence.

In response to Netanyahu's aggressive actions Lebanese President Michel Aoun said, Israeli aggression "allows us to resort to our right to defending our sovereignty".

Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned, "Hezbollah will tolerate no more drones penetrating Lebanese airspace".

A spokesman for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responding to Israeli attacks said, "Israeli bombings in Iraq were "black stains on track records of this regime".

A parliamentary bloc in Iraq demanded US troops leave the country after the Israeli strikes.

So what. The UN Security Council won't take action as the US will always veto any measure taken against Israel.

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I will always remember and remind people the Palestinians have the Nakba, as the Jews remember/remind people of their Shoa. There needs to be a independent investigation for both to seek historical accuracy and verification of the numbers of victims from these atrocities.


Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is a Palestinian Semite and the policies of apartheid Israel are just as racist as the policies the German's applied to the Jewish Ghettos prior to WWII. Along with his "Chosen One" King Con Don, the Zionist agenda of the Greater Israel project will continue full bore!


Rather sad that Israel would prefer the wanton death/destruction of their fellow human, than seek peace by creating a Palestinian homeland and share Jerusalem as a dual capitol city. Instead, they desire to one day destroy the current Islamic Dome of Rock, so they can build their "Temple" and fulfill a mystical books prophecy and the "believer's" in this charade will be one step closer to their "Revelation."


Both Benjie and his accomplice in War Crimes Shyster Don will have to atone for their inhumane ways towards their fellow human before their "God." I'm one to think when their hearts are weighed against the feather, a balance will not be attained.

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To Dave Lefcourt: Thanks for your time in writing this article.

I blame 99% UN member countries that do not have any backbone to stand up for what is right. Many countries are afraid to vote independently including many in Europe. They should be blamed.

Western countries, Russia, and China have made mockery of the United Nations punishing weak countries and forcing illegal sanctions which violate international laws.

West Asia has been bombed, several millions of people many of whom were children and elderly have been killed.

No religion allows this savagery to continue.

Stealing native people's land cannot continue. Killing people cannot continue. Killing children and elderly cannot continue.

Over 200 UN resolutions for humanitarian cases have been vetoed because of lobby groups.

Western countries have blood on their hands and they also should be blamed.

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