An Israeli paper speculates that the administration of US President Donald Trump could be meddling in Israel’s elections to help secure a win for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In a report on Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post raised the suspicion after Trump shared a photo directly from Netanyahu’s Instagram account, which showed an election poster made by Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party of the two shaking hands and smiling.

The advertisement captioned “Netanyahu: In a different league” prompted similar criticism after first showing up in Tel Aviv.

It has now turned up elsewhere across streets in the Israeli-occupied territories, said Arutz Sheva on its website.

The Jerusalem Post further pointed to the large numbers of likes and comments under Trump’s share, saying this raised “concerns about election interference.”

The network went as far as saying Likud had “recruited” Trump to promote its election chances.

Late last month, it was reported that the party had released a promotional video glorifying the two politicians’ relationship by boasting about Trump’s relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds last May.

The embassy relocation flew in the face of internationally-recognized Palestinian demands that the occupied city’s eastern part serve as the capital of their future state.

It also circumvented a United Nations General Assembly resolution that had called on Trump to retract its recognition of al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” which he had announced in late 2017.

Likud’s video begins with a text on the screen stating, “They said it’s impossible,” referring to the embassy transfer.


It also features Trump’s announcement of the relocation and Netanyahu’s statement that “the US embassy needs to be here, in Jerusalem (al-Quds).”

Trump began contributing to Netanyahu’s political powerbase in 2013, when he appeared in a video made by a Likud promoter, voicing all-out verbal support for the premier. “

So vote for Benjamin, terrific guy, terrific leader, great for Israel,” Trump had said in the footage.

Netanyahu faces four corruption cases, and reports say Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has reached a decision to indict him prior to April’s elections on bribery charges. He has been the target of regular protests, including in front of Mandelblit’s residence in northern Israel, in favor of his resignation.

His coalition announced snap polls last December after Likud failed to garner the necessary support to pass contested legislation aimed at drafting ultra-Orthodox Israelis into the military.

Yair Lapid, who chairs the opposition Yesh Atid party, has warned that if Netanyahu emerged victorious, he would immediately pass a bill that would help him evade prosecution, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday.

Lapid said the premier would use an election victory as a mandate to justify closing the investigations.

“He wants power because power gives him the ability to save himself. From his perspective, if he won’t be in power, he’ll end up in jail. So he wants to win and pass the laws that will stop him from being investigated,” the opposition politician said.


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16 COMMENTS

  1. may be a couple more comments…

    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180831-israel-threatens-to-use-nuclear-weapons-to-wipe-out-its-enemies/
    Israel threatens to use nuclear weapons to ‘wipe out’ its enemies August 31, 2018 Standing next to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor earlier in the week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to “wipe out” his enemies. In a speech that many will see as the Jewish state breaking its long silence over the possession of nuclear weapons, the Likud leader warned that it has the means to destroy its enemies.
    And remember an enemy of Mr. Netanyahu is anyone who tells the truth that Bibi and friends already mini-nuked the US on 9/11 Netanyahu has to be stopped before he comes after us/the US again. Asking the question how far will Netanyahu go to save himself, himself, not the people of Israel. Remember Israeli cutouts directed by Bibi and Ehud Barak already did establish a pattern on 9/11 when they did 9/11 with corrupt elements of our own Government both Republican and Democrat.

    • https://knesset.gov.il/mk/eng/mkindex_current_eng.asp?view=0 Members of the knesset. Asking you did 9/11 actually make the people of Israel safer??? Do all of you actually approve of Israel doing 9/11? What is wrong with you? The United States has been the support of Israel and you do this to us? All of you read Pikes plan for 3 World Wars you are being used for a Luciferian Global agenda of destruction of all countries.

    • https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-to-un-israeli-defense-minister-threatened-to-nuke-us/ Iran to UN: Israeli defense minister threatened to nuke us Tehran claims Ya’alon’s comments on ‘steps’ Israel may take, alongside references to Hiroshima bombing, were an implicit threat By TOI STAFF 21 May 2015 Wikipedia Moshe Ya’alon In 1995, Ya’alon was promoted to Major General and appointed head of Military Intelligence. In 1998, he was appointed commanding officer of Israel’s Central Command. He was serving in this position when the Second Intifada was launched in September 2000. Ya’alon was appointed Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on 9 July 2002, and served in that position until 1 June 2005. The major focus throughout his tenure as Chief of Staff was the army’s effort to quell the Second Intifada. Under his watch, the IDF conducted Operation Defensive Shield. In February 2005, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz decided not to prolong Ya’alon’s service as Chief of Staff for another year. This marked the climax of tensions between Mofaz and Ya’alon, which had arisen partly through Ya’alon’s objection to the Gaza disengagement plan. On 1 June 2005, Ya’alon retired from the army, and Dan Halutz, his successor as Chief of Staff, oversaw the disengagement. As chief of intel Ya’alon had to know about the plans for 9/11?

  2. That photo reminds me of Bella Lugosi in Dracula. Bibi should either be serving a life without parole or swinging from the gallows for his part in the mass murder of Innocent Americans, Afghanis, Iraqis, Libyans and Syrians but instead they are trying to get this bottom feeding corrupt even by Israeli standards Zio-Nazi scum reelected.

  3. https://www.timesofisrael.com/its-all-about-the-benjamins-9-things-to-know-for-december-28/

    Israel Hayom columnist Dror Eidar claims it doesn’t matter anyway, since Netanyahu, Gantz, Yair Lapid, Avi Gabbay and Ehud Barak are all pretty much the same ideologically anyway, seemingly trying to make a pitch for the country to just stick with what it has. If anything at all they are just play fighting, cause Bibi and Ehud pinned the stars on Mr. Gantz….. Just like the Clintons worked for Bush in the CIA and imported drugs into Mena with the Bushs they were just play fighting…. no real choices for actual citizens.

    • No, you got all that wrong I’m afraid. Netanyahu and the Likud are very different to the rest of Israeli politics for the simple reason that since the mid 90s they have been little more than a proxy front for the Russian Mafia. When Gorbachev introduced his Glasnost and Perestroika reforms in the late 80s, he also opened the Soviet Gulags and out came a mass of the worst, most ruthless hardcore criminals in the world, many of them of Jewish descent. They took advantage of their Jewishness to migrate to Israel and within a few short years, had control of the Likud and from the 1995 elections, the government. They then destroyed their opposition by assassinating Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, and thereby killing the peace process with the Palestinians. The Clintons never worked for the Bushes, nor was there a drug smuggling operation running out of Mena, that is all a load of anti-Clinton black propaganda dreamed up by a bunch of bought and paid for media stooges working for Sheldon Adelson, Ronald Lauder and the rest of the pro-Israel oligarchs.

    • OK …. Thank you, but I think you are telling a por que’ , porque , por que, el porque’ about the Mena stuff, que’ pasa?

    • I think the winner of the Israeli PM election should be the candidate that most expediently submits the best 4 Jewish Jokes, One of which must be a Jewish Mother joke, and one of which must be of Russian origin, the last two submitters’ choice.

    • “They say in the Middle East a pessimist is simply an optimist with experience.”
      —Ehud Barak

      Read Newsmax: Michael Savage Interviews Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak on Iran and More | Newsmax.com

    • What do you mean by mixed feelings?” I answered, “It’s like seeing your mother-in-law driving your new BMW over the cliff.”

      Read Newsmax: Michael Savage Interviews Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak on Iran and More | Newsmax.com

    • So Michael Savage can you help prevent the United States from being traumatized by another 9/11? and Syria, Assad did nothing wrong, this Syrian war is just another Globalist PSYOP. On and on the propaganda about going to war with Iran, about bombing Iran. The Iranian people as a whole are innocent. Why do we want death and destruction for the Iranian people? You can not say you believe in God and endorse such actions. All Christians should say the Lord’s Prayer everyday. READ REVELATION IN THE BIBLE

    • Bibi must really enjoy detonations, he was in London for the 7/7 bombing also. You know the US is so fond of Israel that you can confess, blame Bibi and send him off to some kind of luxury detention or he can get lost, escape to Argentina, like Hitler did and the United States would probably forgive you. Please stop the worldwide bombings that you are doing.

    • https://nypost.com/2018/08/11/nearly-10k-people-have-gotten-cancer-from-toxic-9-11-dust/
      Poster’s note lots of Thyroid cancers from the mini nuke.
      Nearly 10K people have gotten cancer from toxic 9/11 dust By Susan Edelman August 11, 2018 So we have about 3,000 dead from the bombings plus these and counting. And the US Military Servicemen/women who have died in the wars. Innocent civilians in these countries. The Mossad can no longer say that it only kills people who deserve to be targeted…. lots of innocent people where killed.

    • and The United States should forgive you if you do this, because it would wake up our Stupid populace about our corrupt Media and our totally corrupt United States Government.