Netanyahu shouts ‘gevalt’ – but will it work again?

The last election ended with 30 seats for the Likud, and the second-largest party, Zionist Union, trailing far behind with 24.

The past few days, we’ve seen the return of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s famous “gevalt campaign” from 2015, named for the Yiddish expression of alarm, often paired with the interjection “oy!”

Netanyahu spent the last week of the previous election campaign giving interview after interview and warning that the right-wing government was in danger if people didn’t vote for the Likud. Sound familiar? It’s exactly what he’s been saying the past few days, as well. Continue reading 


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