Left Can't Oust Bibi
By Micah Halpern
Monday August 5, 2019
I've Been Thinking:
The media is spending much energy showing how Israel's left and center left parties are trying to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
They are offering up a valiant set of descriptions - but their cause is hopeless.
All studies show that fewer and fewer Israelis connect with the left -- 12%.
Actually, the left numbers are almost as low as the numbers for those who simply do not care.
That does not mean that Bibi cannot be ousted ... Just unlikely.
Avigdor Lieberman is convinced that he can oust Netanyahu by creating a swing party. He thinks that his party will be big enough to make them essential to any coalition and that they will then decide if they want to take the government left or right.
Lieberman decided that Likud, Netanyahu's party, should select a number two. That way Netanyahu can step down when Lieberman - once again - refuses to join with Likud under Bibi Netanyahu.
Lieberman is also threatening to go to join the left. That is an empty threat. His voters are hardcore right and hard core secular. Lieberman's supporters would never countenance the moderate points of view of the Blue and White party.
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