Gdje sam? Skip Navigation Links Vijesti i arhiva

Novosti News

15.3.2015. 17:19

In Israeli election, it’s all about Bibi

By Ben Sales March 10, 2015 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu campaigning at Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market, March 9, 2015. (Flash 90)

As Israelis prepare to go to the polls on March 17, the central question is whether voters still trust Benjamin Netanyahu to be their leader

TEL AVIV (JTA) — However much they disagree with his policies, opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would surely admit he was right about one thing: These elections are all about him.

When he called for new elections in December, Netanyahu said the vote would enable him “to gain the trust of the nation.” Since then, the campaign’s central question is whether he has that trust.

Both his Likud Party and the party best poised to defeat him, the center-left Zionist Union, have focused their messaging on the prime minister’s record and fitness for leadership — or lack thereof. Parties closer to the ideological extremes have argued that a vote for them will either strengthen or weaken Netanyahu’s reelection prospects.

Iako se mnogi ne slažu s njegovom politikom, oponenti izraelskog premijera Netanyahua će se sigurno složiti oko jedne stvari: ovi su izbori samo o njemu. Kada je  pozvao na nove izbore u prosincu, Netanyahu je rekao da će mu izbori omogućiti da "dobije povjerenje nacije". Od onda, centralno pitanje u kampanji je da li on ima to povjerenje. Obje stranke - njegova Likud partija i Zionist Union ( koja ga najviše brani)  su fokusirane na njegove uspjehe u lideršipu ili  nedostacima. Partije koje su ekstremnije  protestiraju  jer da  će glasanje o njemu  ili ojačati ili oslabiti njegove izglede  za ponovni izbor. 

Dalje čitajte u originalnom članku

A national campaign to “change the government” has put out ads attacking Netanyahu’s record. And when 40,000 people amassed in this city’s Rabin Square on Saturday night calling for a change in government, ousting Netanyahu was the focus. The keynote speaker was former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, a respected general and harsh critic of Netanyahu’s handling of the Iranian nuclear threat and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

Despite the campaign against him, Netanyahu stands a good chance of being reelected. Likud and Zionist Union have been neck and neck atop the polls for months, and Israel’s right-wing bloc is considerably larger than its left-wing counterpart. ..

“Not Tzipi, not Bougie. They won’t stand up to Hamas. They won’t stand up to Hezbollah. They won’t stand up to Iran’s nuclear program,” Netanyahu said at a February campaign event, referring to Zionist Union’s co-chairs Tzipi Livni and Herzog’s nickname. “That’s the real choice in these elections and no smokescreen can hide it. Who will guard the State of Israel? The left, headed by Tzipi and Bougie, or the nationalist camp headed by Likud and led by me? There’s no question.”....