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UN Trip Bolsters Netanyahu's Popularity

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US Trip Bolsters Netanyahu's Popularity - by Stephen Lendman

A previous article called Netanyahu's government Israel's worst ever, accessed through the following link:

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Allied with Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu and ultra-Orthodox Shas, extremist partners, their coalition Knesset is hardline, racist and lawless, co-opting weak opposition members to go along most often to get along. 

As a result, Israelis, Palestinians and regional Arabs suffer from policies endorsing belligerence, occupation and repression, a combination spurning democratic values and peace, let alone a viable independent Palestine.

Yet following his US trip, Netanyahu's perhaps more popular than ever according to a new Haaretz/Dialog poll. It found:

-- 47% of Israelis called his visit successful compared to 10% saying he failed;

-- around half of Israelis felt "pride," compared to 5% calling his congressional address a "missed opportunity;" and

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