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There's a War Outside, and Netanyahu Has Gone Missing

Aluf Benn
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likes to compare the coronavirus pandemic to a war, and has promised Israelis a victory. But to turn his own comparison against him, Netanyahu is managing the campaign from inside a bunker – or in the 21st century version of it: his plasma screen.

A history lover like him certainly knows all the stories about great military leaders who rode to the front and inspired their soldiers with the spirit of battle. He certainly remembers the photograph of the bandage on Ariel Sharon’s wounded head, which became the symbol of the Israeli crossing of the Suez Canal in the Yom Kippur War

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