Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a few parallels to US President Donald Trump. Right-wing, outspoken and not politically correct, supported by religious voters and against immigration.
New York Times:
JERUSALEM — In a pugnacious speech on Wednesday evening before thousands of supporters, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, embroiled in graft investigations, railed against “the left” and “the media that serves it,” contending that they had ganged up to overthrow him.
The occasion was a rally intended as a show of strength organized by loyalists from Mr. Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party. Government ministers, legislators and about 3,000 activists attended, hoping to counter a growing sense in Israel that Mr. Netanyahu’s long political career could be edging to an ignominious close.
After one of Mr. Netanyahu’s closest former aides recently turned state’s witness in two cases involving suspicions of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, analysts said it appeared more likely that the prime minister would ultimately be charged.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Israel (IL) is estimated to have a population of 8.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.8 million.