The question the left refuses to face

Why do people still back Netanyahu? Because in statecraft, as in medicine, the first rule is ‘do no harm.’

February 24, 2015 13:10
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Likud convening, January 25, 2015. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The outcome of next month’s election is currently anyone’s guess. But if Benjamin Netanyahu ends up becoming prime minister again, it will have a lot to do with the attitude exemplified by Haaretz columnist Uri Misgav.

In an op-ed earlier this month, Misgav wrote that he could understand voting for any other party, but “I find it very difficult to explain what is going through the minds of those who are planning to vote for Likud headed by Netanyahu ... Despite serious efforts, I am unable to understand them, or even to imagine their ideological and emotional world ... In the name of God: Who are you, Likud voters, and why?”


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