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Haaretz to Biden: ‘Netanyahu the main problem in Israel’

December 16, 2023 at 10:59 am

US President Joe Biden (L), sits with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the start of the Israeli war cabinet meeting, in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023 [MIRIAM ALSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

Israel’s Haaretz newspaper attacked the head of the occupation government, Benjamin Netanyahu, pointing the finger at him as the main problem in the current situation.

The newspaper reported in its editorial: “Israel can cover its ears and shut its eyes – and indeed, the Israeli media hardly broadcasts the pictures of destruction and ruin in Gaza – but Biden described things as they are.”

It also noted: “In describing the political situation in Israel, Biden even did Netanyahu a favour when he said the prime minister ‘is a good friend, but I think he has to change – with this government,’ and that Biden called Netanyahu’s current government ‘the most conservative government in Israel’s history.’”

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The newspaper continued: “The truth is even worse. Netanyahu’s government is anything but conservative. It’s a revolutionary, rightist, radical, messianic government that advanced a regime coup and is dreaming of annexing the territories.”

The Haaretz editorial concluded: “He’s not acting for Israel’s good but only for his political survival. Biden, the problem isn’t ‘Ben-Gvir and the new folks,’ the problem is Netanyahu.”

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