April 10, 2019

Netanyahu can thank populist leaders around the world for his victory, including Trump

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: Think Progress

Journalist D. Parvaz

Despite what can only be described as a bruising year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to hold on to power after Tuesday’s elections in his country.

Even as votes are being finalized, Netanyahu is facing indictment on fraud and bribery charges in three criminal investigations. Analysts have been saying for weeks that he is hanging on by a thread.

Even Netanyahu — possibly in a bid to turn out votes — made the claim that he might lose. But Wednesday morning found Netanyahu triumphant, with voters handing him a fifth term in office.

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is the former Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expe...