A winner with the mentality of a loser

Ben Caspit’s new book shows how Benjamin Netanyahu brought impressive resources to the Prime Minister’s Office, but failed to capitalize on them.

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August 23, 2017 20:55
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Netanyahu and Obama

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in November 2015.. (photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

 
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When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was exhausted and embattled in 2015, he still emerged triumphant in the snap national election. Such is the legacy of the long-serving leader whose life and leadership has been laid bare by journalist Ben Caspit in his new book, The Netanyahu Years.

The book starts close to the end, with the 2015 election that Netanyahu surprisingly won. He was 66 at the time and had just waged almost eight years of struggle against the Obama administration. He was “tired, burned out and sounded monotonous.”

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