What do the corruption allegations against Israeli prime minister Netanyahu mean for Israel? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins CGTN America's "The Heat," anchored by John Terret, along with guests Amotz Asa-El, a senior commentator with the Jerusalem Post and Yossi Mekelberg, head of the International Relations, Social Sciences and Law Program at Regent's University London. The half hour conversation centers on the corruption allegations against Netanyahu, what its implications are for domestic politics, and what could happen next. Brodsky believes that there are many echoes from American politics and President Trump specifically. Whether or not the allegations are true, the political Left in both countries cannot accept that they lost the last election having believed polling that turned out to be incorrect. What they couldn't accomplish at the ballot box they are trying to achieve through the media and in the courts. Meanwhile, a conviction it is not a panacea for the problems of the Left. Their platform remains unpopular and out of touch. In Israel, polling (correct or not) indicates a Likud victory with the same ingredients making up the coalition if elections were held today.
What Do Corruption Allegations Against Israeli PM Netanyahu Mean for Israel?
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
The Heat / CGTN America
August 28, 2017
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