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A Fifth Election Would Be Israel’s 11th Plague

Netanyahu looks ahead to the next election, while pro-change camp considers options

Yossi Verter
Yossi Verter
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The two most important speeches given Tuesday night referred to each other, their subtexts dancing a hesitant, socially distanced tango.

Naftali Bennett led. He didn’t talk about a “full” right-wing government, annexation, the Temple Mount or the Torah.

In fact, out of the ambiguity of the Yamina party chairman’s words came very clear messages: “This is the time to unify the rifts in the nation ... to repair, not dismantle, the justice system ... to go from baseless hatred to baseless love. True right-wingers do not hate, they unify.” And so on.

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