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Netanyahu’s Bluff of the Century | Counterpunch

The Real Threat to Israel is Not Iran, But It’s Own Cozy Relationship With Arab Dictators and Monarchs

by PATRICK COCKBURN

There has always been something stagey and contrived about Israel’s blood-curdling declarations that it is going to bomb Iran, but as a strategy it has worked astonishingly well, at home and abroad. Benjamin Netanyahu has been expert at manipulating Israelis’ perception of threat. His popularity with voters enabled him last week to dumbfound the country’s political observers by forming a coalition with the main opposition party, Kadima, which was desperate to join him to avoid near annihilation in a general election.

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