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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A top Israeli Cabinet minister headed to Washington on Sunday for talks with U.S. officials, sparking a rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to an Israeli official, in a sign of widening cracks in Israel’s wartime government nearly five months into its war with Hamas.

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[-] givesomefucks@lemmy.world 47 points 1 month ago

Like GW Bush, Netanyahu's party was losing support and about to lose power.

Then one of the supposedly greatest intelligence systems fails, allows an attack, and they use a disproportionate response to prolong a conflict and say that they're now the only ones who can lead us through it.

Luckily Israeli voters don't seem to be falling for it.

Netanyahu has tanked in popularity since the war broke out, according to most opinion polls, with many Israelis holding him responsible for Hamas’ cross-border raid that left 1,200 people, mostly civilians, dead and roughly 250 people, including women, children and older adults, abducted and taken into Gaza, according to Israeli authorities.

The subsequent fighting has killed at least 30,410 Palestinians, around two-thirds of them women and children, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry, which does not distinguish between civilians and fighters. Around 80% of the population of 2.3 million have fled their homes, and U.N. agencies say hundreds of thousands are on the brink of famine.

[-] SloppyPuppy@lemmy.world -5 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

use a disproportionate response

I wonder then what would in your opinion be a proportionate response for killing, raping, slaughtering, burning, mutilating 1200 people? not to mention the kidnaps

[-] givesomefucks@lemmy.world 8 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This is like if I walked up to someone at 7am and kicked them in the balls every 15 minutes until noon.

Then at 12:01 he pushes me away before I can, so I beat the shit out of him and tell him that's what he gets for pushing me.

Anyone that hasn't just started paying attention is going to say I'm at fault.

Unless I guess the other person is brown, then everyone will tell me how brave I am.

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