The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu Kindle, PDF
The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu by Neill Lochery
When the polls closed in Israel on 17 May 1977, the anchor of the Israeli television election coverage excitedly announced an ‘upheaval’. After 29 years in government in various guises, the Israeli Labour Party had been thrown out of power to be replaced by the Likud and Israel’s first non-leftist Prime Minister, Menachem Begin.
It was a crucial moment in Israel’s history, amazon kindle and since 1977 the Likud has become the natural party of government in the country. Its leaders all became prime ministers: Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Ariel Sharon and the subject of this book, Benjamin Netanyahu.
In 1977, Benjamin Nitai (as Netanyahu was then called) did not reside in Israel and was working in the United States as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group. He had previously completed four years of study, gaining a B.Sc. in Architecture and an M.Sc. in Business Management at MIT. To all intents and purposes he looked like a man who was heading for a successful corporate career in the United States.
Just under two decades later, he was elected Israel’s youngest Prime Minister – and today the name of Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most recognized on the planet. Epub While preparing to write this book, I went back and read my earlier writings and was surprised how different my assessment of him is today from when I started out all those years ago.
I think what has changed the most has been
Over the years, Netanyahu became more American and less Israeli, and not the other way around.
For all its successes on the battlefield, Kindle Israel has always possessed many of the characteristics of a small country – with well-established elites protecting their positions against newcomers and outsiders.
The concept of the outsider remains very strong in Israel
Furthermore, no matter how long Netanyahu remained in office, the notion of his being a stranger did not go away.
The second occasion occurred after Netanyahu won a largely unexpected victory in the Knesset elections in March 2015. pdf One of the most interesting parts of the writing of this book has been to see how Netanyahu has cleverly and systematically played on the fears of Israelis in order to advance his own political career.
The fear factor has never been far away throughout the political career of Netanyahu, Amazon and for different groups of Israelis
best given in listed form:
1. Fear for personal security.
2. Fear for the security of the state.
3. Fear of making peace with the Arabs.
4. Fear of not making peace with the Arabs.
5. Fear of international isolation.
6. Fear of globalization.
7. Fear of increased religious extremism.
8. Fear of increased secular influences.
9. Fear of economic reforms.
10. Fear of economic decline.
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