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In Israeli election, former defense minister Liberman could emerge as kingmaker, deciding Netanyahu’s fate – The Washington Post

RISHPON, Israel — Israel is headed to another watershed election next week, but the most decisive vote may be the one cast in the days immediately afterward — by a tough-talking, ­barrel-chested frenemy of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Avigdor Liberman, a hawkish former defense minister, blocked his erstwhile ally …

Is This the End for Netanyahu? – The New York Times

TEL AVIV — “He’s a magician! He’s a magician!” It was nearly 2 a.m. on April 10, and supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had packed a sporting arena in Tel Aviv, were cheering his apparent election victory. Facing a stiff challenge from a former military chief and the prospect …

Israel protests: Thousands rally against Netanyahu immunity – BBC News

Thousands of Israelis gathered on Saturday for a mass rally against moves to grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution. Protesters amassed outside a museum in Tel Aviv for “pro-democracy” demonstrations organised by Israeli opposition parties. They are accusing Mr Netanyahu of trying to pass legislation that safeguards him …

Netanyahu campaign draws accusations of incitement

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has run into political trouble in the past, he has lashed out at the media, the political opposition and Israel’s Arab minority with incendiary and divisive language to galvanize his nationalist base. Ahead of April 9 elections, Netanyahu has zoned in on …