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Netanyahu Fighting for His Political Life

New elections were called after Netanyahu failed to cobble together enough support for reelection as prime minister. He remains interim PM.

On September 17, Israelis go to the polls again to elect a prime minister and Knesset members.

Ten parties are competing for seats. Polls show Netanyahu-led Likud and Benny Gantz/Yair Lapid’s Blue and White party are each projected to win 31 of 120 Knesset seats, according to polls.

Throughout Jewish state history, Israeli coalitions governed, no single party ever winning a majority on its own.

Today extremist right-wing parties dominate Israel’s political landscape, reflecting hardline rule, democracy pure fantasy as in the West.

Netanyahu is desperate to retain power ahead of an October pre-indictment hearing on bribery, fraud, and breach of trust charges, strong evidence against him.

Ahead of elections, Israeli military intelligence-connected DEBKAfile (DF) said he warned Hamas via Egyptian officials that he “stands ready for a major war,” adding:

“The IDF already had its orders and is standing ready to launch a comprehensive military campaign against Hamas” — next week’s elections possibly to be postponed if occurs.

Is more Israeli aggression on Gaza coming for the fourth time since December 2008?

Is waging it a Netanyahu pre-election scheme against a nonexistent enemy to win votes in a closely contested race?

Is Lebanon’s Hezbollah a possible target? Last week, its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel of a strong response if it attacks Lebanese territory aggressively, saying:

If the IDF “attack(s), then all your borders and forces will be at risk,” adding: “(N)o longer” will red lines be observed, vowing to attack “deep inside” Israel in response to its aggression.

On Sunday, Israeli media reported that IDF troops began large-scale military exercises, simulating war on Hezbollah, perhaps on Gaza as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; Netanyahu has exactly 8 days in which to create some kind of war which might, under some circumstances, possibly postpone the elections until he feels he has a "safe majority" of coalitions which will protect him, or create an all-out war against Gaza, Iran, and Lebanon, hoping he looks "butch enough" to win the next elections.

However, the Israeli price in blood and money spent for such operations, looks terribly steep, from where I sit; I would respectfully and sincerely caution Prime Minister Netanyahu not take this road. Your people are emotionally exhausted by the steady diet of fear and anger, when there are so many other options which could be pursued, in the name of peace, and prosperity, for both Israel, and all other neighboring countries in the region.