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Netanyahu Wants to Enlist Putin in Another Election Campaign

Israel needs to have a tough conversation about its view of Russia's leader: Do we want to have Netanyahu be ‘our own Putin’ who works with the original one, or are we part of a free and democratic world standing up to him?

Amir Tibon
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Amir Tibon

It comes as no surprise that opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu tried on Tuesday to incorporate the brewing Israel-Russia crisis into his election campaign. With just over three months until Election day, the Israeli public has become bored with politics, and the parties are barely out campaigning. But Netanyahu identified an opportunity in the Moscow-Jerusalem spat over the operations of the Jewish Agency and accused Prime Minister Yair Lapid of creating a “dangerous” crisis with Vladimir Putin.

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