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A Week to Go, Netanyahu Showers Rivals With Gifts to Buy Time

Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
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Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter

There’s a Latin proverb that goes “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.” The heads of parties seeking to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett, who is associated with them at the moment, are dizzy from the pile of gifts being showered on them by Netanyahu. The offers are flowing fast through various channels: The premiership during the first year, merging lists (the Likud Central Committee was to meet Monday night to approve this proposal), proposals for parity, and of course, rotation – everything he called “sick” during the election campaign. His generosity hides his cunning and desperation. Yet although the motives behind these offers are crystal clear, he has managed to create unrest among his targets.

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