Why Netanyahu Keeps Winning

(Washington Free Beacon) Aaron Kliegman - Western analysts and commentators are lamenting Netanyahu's victory. "Some of us don't understand why [the Israeli people] would keep reelecting Netanyahu. I certainly don't," said MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. He then asked what Israelis see in Netanyahu that the rest of the world does not. In Israel, the most important issue is always security. For Israelis, their vote could mean the difference between life and death in a way that most people in the West cannot understand. The world's only Jewish state is located in a region where most governments do not recognize its right to exist and have no qualms about killing Jews, or about watching others kill them. Directly to the east, Israelis see the Palestinian Authority, which rewards terrorists who try to murder them. To the south, they see Hamas, a terrorist group that seeks Israel's destruction. To the north, they see Hizbullah, which has 130,000 rockets pointed at them, and Syria, where the savage, anti-Israel beast who runs the country has spent the last eight years slaughtering his own people. And looming above, like a storm cloud, is Iran, whose anti-Semitic regime is always working to drive Israel into the sea. Netanyahu's views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are mainstream because Israelis see how the Palestinian leadership repeatedly spit on, if not try to cut off or blow up, their government's outstretched hand.

2019-04-12 00:00:00

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