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Bibi

I’ve known a lot of politicians who are disliked by other politicians, but I’ve never met any politician who is more hated by the people he has worked with, worked for and who have worked for him than Bibi Netanyahu. He is considered an unprincipled snake by those who ought to consider him a close ally. The comedy of his effort to take Sharon down now is that the same Likudniks who might go with him to punish Arik were enraged by Bibi’s concessions to Clinton and Arafat at the Wye Plantation in 1998. In all likelihood, if he unseats Sharon, Israel will go through a period of unprecedented political chaos, with governments falling every three months since there is no figure on Left or Right at the moment who can unite anybody save for Sharon. Which is why, in the end, Bibi will probably fail.

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