Netanyahu Staves Off Primary Challenge

Even as Likud prepared for a primary, Israeli politicians are looking to the March 2020 elections. As one of his campaign promises, Netanyahu has promised to annex the Jordan Valley if he wins reelection. “I intend to lead for American recognition of our sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and in all the settlements in the West Bank, as I have lead the recognition of the Golan Heights and Jerusalem, Israel’s capital,” Netanyahu said in an interview. Reported by i24 News. Read more…

Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s chief rival, Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party, urged voters and other political parties to step up to oust Netanyahu. “We are striving for a clear decision by the citizens of Israel – a government led by Blue and White to replace Netanyahu’s rule,” Gantz said during a party meeting. Reported by i24 News. Read more…

Benny Begin, the son of Likud’s founder, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, urged Netanyahu to resign. In a radio interview, Begin said that a prime Minister serving with three corruption indictments against him was unacceptable. Reported by i24 News. Read more…