LISTEN: Netanyahu Needs to Crush Hamas or His Rivals Will Crush Him

The PM's image as Mr. Security has taken a bashing because of Gaza rockets - and his main contenders plan on taking full advantage. PLUS: The scent of 'Fascism.' LISTEN FREE

President Donald Trump embraces Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in May 2017.
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On today's show:

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Host Simon Spungin talks to senior correspondent Chemi Shalev about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's short trip to the United States, which has been cut short by a rocket attack on a central Israeli moshav: What does the prime minister's hasty retreat tell us about how he thinks his election campaign is going and how will his rivals use his perceived inability to crush Hamas against him?

In Part II, Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz's video and multimedia editor, casts her critical eye over Justice Minister's Ayelet Shaked "Fascism" election video.

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