From Begin’s tchach-tchachim to Bibi’s bots

Likud has a long history of milking opponents’ insults for more votes.

“First they called us tchah-tchahim, then they called us riffraff, mezuzah-kissers, and now they call us bots,” has been Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s refrain since the news report about a supposed social media network of fake accounts supporting him and the Likud was published on Monday.

Some have compared Netanyahu turning around the accusation to US President Donald Trump emphasizing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of the term “deplorables” to describe half of his supporters.

But the Likud has a long history on capitalizing on name-calling – that is, the insulting names that its opponents call it. Continue reading

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