The recent election in Israel led to a big win for Benjamin Netanyahu, who is now headed to an unprecedented fifth term as Israel’s prime minister.
Netanyahu’s Likud party will likely be able to assemble a coalition government of some 65 seats in the 120-member Knesset, the Israeli Parliament.
All this comes as Netanyahu has been repeatedly charged with corruption, including recent charges coming from prosecutors.
So what’s going on here?
Simply put: Israel is at the moment experiencing a notable stability—economically and militarily. It was a vote for stability.
And: Israel, make no mistake, is surrounded by enemies. Netanyahu has kept up the heat, most particularly on Iran. He has made very clear that Israel will defend itself over against any kind of incursion by its enemies. It was a vote for security.
It was a remarkable victory.Read More »
Townhall Review – April 13, 2019
Hugh Hewitt talks with Admiral James Stavridis about the recent Israeli election and its effect on Mideast stability.
Candace Owens, Communications Director of Turning Point USA testified before the House Judiciary Committee and Sebastian Gorka comments.
Mike Gallagher comments on President Trump’s latest poll numbers.
Dennis Prager comments on what the Bible has to say about capital punishment.
Hugh Hewitt talks with National Security Advisor John Bolton, who offers a revealing look at Iran and the future of Venezuela.
Dennis Prager and Ben Shapiro, editor of the Daily Wire, talk about Shapiro’s new book, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.Read More »
Townhall Review – July 28, 2018
Hugh Hewitt and New York Times columnist, Bret Stephens, talk about Iran’s latest threats to the United States following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Hugh Hewitt and Rep. Mike Gallagher discuss President Trump’s recent speech on upgrading the U.S. military. Phil Cowan and Jonathan Keller of the California Family Counsel discuss the postponement of California AB2943. Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal look at the latest developments in the “Russian Collusion” investigation. Michael Medved looks at how the Democrats flirting with Democratic Socialism might affect Republican chances in the midterm election. Michael Medved examines the impact foolish social media posts or stupid comments from long ago might cause some good, talented people to not seek public office. Mike Gallagher invites former press secretary Sean Spicer to look back at his career in his new book, The Briefing.Read More »
Over the course of the past few months, Iran has escalated their military presence inside of Syria, building many many missile sites.
Israel has struck at these sites repeatedly, and then this week Iran fired twenty missiles into Israel. And Israel responded with great force and with severity that destroyed almost all of the military infrastructure of Iran inside of Syria.
If Iran continues its provocations and if Tehran’s mullahs think they can calculate Israel’s reaction to any use of weapons against the Jewish state, well those Mullahs are very mistaken.
Like most Americans, I know Israel through the prism of the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. If Iran sets off a battle, there is no one else who Israelis and Americans would want at the top of the Israeli government if this turns into a real war.
This is Netanyahu’s moment.Read More »