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Will Brexit See Gibraltar’s Return to Spain with EU Support? By Paul Antonopoulos, February 04 2020

The European Union plans to support Spain in its territorial claims on Gibraltar in the next round of Brexit negotiations that are expected to begin on March 3. The EU will give the Iberian country the power to exclude British

Sanders Defeats Rivals in Iowa? Results Delayed By Stephen Lendman, February 04 2020

According to We Are Iowa, early results show Sanders ahead of rivals in the race for the state’s 41 Dem delegates.

Addressing supporters Monday night, Sanders slammed Trump, saying “we cannot continue to have a president who is a pathological

“Hybrid War” and Its Impacts on Latin America By Andrew Korybko and Santiago Mayor, February 04 2020

This is the full English-language original version of the interview that Andrew Korybko gave to Argentinian journalist Santiago Mayor, who then published a shortened form of it in the Buenos Aires newspaper “Tiempo Argentino”.

1. In your book about

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America’s Long War: Is the Draft Coming Back? By Rep. Ron Paul, February 04 2020

During recent increased US-Iran confrontation, so many people viewed the Selective Service website to find out about the draft that the website crashed. People were right to be concerned about a return of the draft.

With the ongoing military conflicts …

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Trump Green Lights Greater Israel By Philip Giraldi, February 04 2020

Many interested parties have already weighed in on President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century.” Even though it sounds like a phrase that a used car dealer would use, the “Deal” is dead serious in that it effectively denies

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East By Israel Shahak and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 04 2020
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East
80 Percent of Irish Voters Want a United Ireland By IrishCentral, February 04 2020

A poll, carried out on behave of the Sunday Times by a UK company, has shown that 80 percent of  Irish people want a united Ireland and 40 percent believe they will see this happen within a decade. 

The Sunday …

With Sanders Headed to Victory, Iowa Democratic Party Blocks Release of Caucus Results By Patrick Martin, February 04 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party has refused to release results of the caucuses held throughout the state on Monday night to determine the allocation of delegates for the party’s presidential nomination. Officials are now saying that they hope to have results

Democrats Impeach Trump for Withholding Arms to Neo-Nazis in Ukraine By Max Parry, February 04 2020

On December 18th, Donald Trump became the third U.S. president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. The second to be indicted before completing a first term, the 45th commander-in-chief must now survive a Senate trial before

The Shame of the Century: Kushner’s Deal Is Dead on Arrival By Steven Sahiounie, February 04 2020

Imagine a lawsuit being tried in a courtroom.  The case is coming to a close, and one side is sure of their position of being ‘in the right’, and then the opposing side offers a ‘deal’ to settle the case

Trump’s “Deal of the Century”: Turning West Bank “Cantons” into Mini Gaza Extermination Zones? By Karin Brothers, February 04 2020

The Trump proposal, based on Israel’s wish list, appears to be designed to slowly exterminate most of the Palestinians living under Israeli control by creating “cantons” — reservations — that will mimic Gaza’s isolation and lack of access to necessities

The Future of Palestine: Trump Attempting to Consolidate the Balfour Declaration By Askiah Adam, February 04 2020

There are two schools of thought as to whither the fate of the newly revealed proposed settlement to the protracted Palestine problem. One espoused by Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Inspector, that it is an

Most Popular Articles in January By Global Research News, February 04 2020
The Syrian Arab Army and Allies are Fighting the “Real War on Terror” By Vanessa Beeley, February 04 2020

Probably the most hideous propaganda to be spewed by the establishment media cartel in the West is that which portrays the Syrian Arab Army as some kind of militia, “Assad’s gang”, disconnecting these defenders of homeland from the people they

New Zealand’s Hidden Role at the Biggest US Bombing Base in the Middle East By Darius Shahtahmasebi, February 04 2020

A recent issue of Air Force News revealed that a senior NZDF officer served a six-month posting at the Qatar base, placing New Zealanders at the heart of the main targeting and bombing center in that region, writes Darius Shahtahmasebi

Realizing ‘Just Transitions’: The Struggle for Plant Conversion at GM Oshawa By Prof. Sam Gindin, February 04 2020

On November 26, 2018, General Motors announced a number of plant closures in North America, the largest of which is in Oshawa, Ontario. The Oshawa facility, once the largest auto complex on the continent, was to end all its assembly

The Holocaust, the BBC and Antisemitism Smears By Jonathan Cook, February 04 2020

Senior BBC news reporter Orla Guerin has found herself in hot water of an increasingly familiar kind. During a report on preparations for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, she made a

Palestine – “Deal of the Century” – or Fraud of the Century? By Peter Koenig, February 04 2020

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas demolished President Trump’s “Peace Plan” or, as the Donald called it, “The Deal of the Century”, calling out “Jerusalem is not for sale”, warning that the “conspiracy deal will not pass. The Palestinian people will reject

Coronavirus Pandemic: Economic Disruption. China Bashing and Hate Campaign against Chinese-Americans By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 04 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is being used to smear China and its leadership. 

The WHO has set the stage. A Global Emergency after a three hour committee meeting in Geneva was launched on January 30. 

At the time this far-reaching WHO

VIDEO: Watch the Impeachment Trial Live. Trump Acquittal “All But Certain” By Global Research News, February 03 2020

A majority of Republican Senators are firmly behind Donald Trump. Trump’s acquittal is imminent.

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A World Without War: Global Research Needs Your Support By The Global Research Team, February 03 2020

Dear Readers,

Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. We are as committed as ever to the struggle for Peace, but …

BRICS and the Digital Money Project: Alternative to US$, New Wave in International Payment System? By Yana Grigoryeva, February 03 2020

In 2019 Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa were planning to issue their own digital money in order to reduce the share of payments in the US currency. BRICS countries are reducing the share of settlements in dollars. In

Nuclear Treaty Busting Trump Regime. Doomsday Clock Closer than Ever to Midnight By Stephen Lendman, February 03 2020

Largely in response to reckless Trump regime treaty busting, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock closer than ever to midnight.

It now stands at 100 seconds from potential catastrophe to humanity.

In June 2017, the Trump …

The Making of the First American Dictator By Massoud Nayeri, February 03 2020

The Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump was both a farce and a tragedy. Mr. Trump, a Fascistic minded President was not targeted for his real crimes (inhumane treatments of immigrant children in the ICE concentration camps, inciting violence during

Video: Syrian Army Offensive in Greater Idlib By South Front, February 03 2020

The last week of January turned badly for Idlib militants. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation and their allies appeared to be unable to contain the offensive of the Syrian Army,

The U.S. War on Iran and Venezuela: Interview with Ajamu Baraka By Ajamu Baraka and The Organizer, February 03 2020

The following interview with Ajamu Baraka, national organizer of Black Alliance for Peace, was conducted on January 26, by Alan Benjamin, editorial board member of The Organizer newspaper. It is reprinted from Issue No. 149 (January 31, 2020) of

Libya and the Modern Colonial Legacy of the Berlin Conference By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 03 2020

Once a leading force in the Pan-African Movement on the continent, Libya today, provides a profound illustration of the detrimental and destructive character of neo-colonialism in the present epoch.

During February and March of 2011, the United States and its …

A New US Air Force Video Game Lets You Drone Bomb Iraqis and Afghans By Alan MacLeod, February 03 2020

The United States Air Force has a new recruitment tool: a realistic drone operator video game you can play on its website. Called the Airman Challenge, it features 16 missions to complete, interspersed with facts and recruitment information

“Deal of the Century” Greenlights Israeli Annexation, Apartheid, and Subjugation of Palestinians By Sarah Abed, February 03 2020

On Sunday, ahead of the big Tuesday reveal in the White House, US President Donald J. Trump delivered to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the so-called “Deal of the Century” also known as the “Middle East Peace Plan”.

Do Not be Indifferent to the Proposed Rape of Palestine by the Trump-Netanyahu Family! By Hans Stehling, February 03 2020

We must not be indifferent when we hear historical lies. We must not be indifferent when the past is distorted for today’s political needs. The ancient people of Palestine have been the documented, majority indigenous demographic of the region for

These Chains Will be Broken – Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons By Jim Miles, February 03 2020

On first opening Ramzy Baroud’s new book, These Chains Will be Broken, there is a series of references from five distinguished activists praising, in different ways, the short anecdotes from those who have been or are imprisoned within the

Victory for Canada’s First Nations: Saugeen Ojibway Nation Has Saved Lake Huron from a Nuclear Waste Dump By Joyce Nelson, February 03 2020

A major victory for Canada’s First Nations has just been won in Ontario. On January 31, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) overwhelmingly voted down the proposed deep geological repository (DGR) for storage of low- and intermediate-level radioactive nuclear waste next

Video: Turkey’s Madman Erdogan Sends NATO Troops to Defend al-Qaeda Terrorists in Idlib By Arabi Souri, February 03 2020

Erdogan lost his mind and sends NATO troops into the Syrian province of Idlib to establish military checkpoints in front of the advancing Syrian Arab Army from the south to protect his defeated and collapsing al-Qaeda terrorists.

Even someone like …

Imperialism and Liberation Strategies in the Middle East By Pal Steigan, February 03 2020

When millions of  Iraqis took to the streets recently, their main slogan was “THE UNITED STATES OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST!”

How should one analyze this?

Obviously, there are a lot of social tensions in the Middle East –

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UN Rejects Trump’s Annexation Scheme? By Stephen Lendman, February 03 2020

Pronouncements are one thing, policies another. Ignore what politicians say. Follow only what they do.

The same goes for UN officials, notably the secretary general, installed by the US to serve its interests. 

Most often, current incumbent Antonio Guterres and …

The Afghanistan Papers. “Teflon Lies” and Mowing Lawns… By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 03 2020

Afghanistan is a famous desert for empires, a burial ground which has consumed those in power who thought that extra fortification and trading most might benefit them.  It remains a great, and somewhat savage reminder about those who suffer hubris,

The Health Impacts of Cell Phone Radiation in America By Microwave News, February 03 2020

NTP scientists have decided to follow the science.

In a recent revision to the information it offers the public on cell phone radiation, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) revealed that its scientists are now taking precautions by spending

Coronavirus – China Fights Determinately, While Others Smear! By Andre Vltchek, February 03 2020

China has been hit by coronavirus as if by a brick over the head; heavily and mercilessly. Instead of help, Beijing has received criticism, even verbal attacks.

In spite of doing tremendous job fighting the epidemy, China is getting almost …

How Iran Decided to Bomb US Bases and How Trump Avoided All Out War By Elijah J. Magnier, February 03 2020

On the third of January, after midnight, news about the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, Brigadier General Hussein pour Jaafari, Colonel Shahroud Muzaffari Nia, Major Hadi Tameri and Captain Wahid Zamaniam reached the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad. Officers

Deepening Cruelties and Delusions on the Greek Frontier Islands By Chris Jones, February 03 2020

“Seventy-five years after the liberation of this place by the Red Army, we should all make this sacred commitment to never forget what happened here. And let us never forget that hatred, discrimination, intolerance have no place in our democracy”

US Deploys “Usable” Nuclear Weapon Amid Continuing War Threats Against Iran By Bill Van Auken, February 03 2020

The Pentagon deployed a new, smaller nuclear warhead aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee as it sailed into the Atlantic last month in the midst of the spiraling crisis with Iran. The weapon, known as the W76-2 warhead, has

Massive Rejection of Trump’s Plan in Palestine, Jordan, Yemen By Telesur, February 03 2020

Thousands of Palestinians held numerous demonstrations on the first Friday following the announcement of the so-called “Deal of the Century” promoted by the U.S. President Donald Trump.

From Gaza to the West Bank, people protested energetically against what they …

Even After the Afghanistan Papers, the Washington ‘Blob’ Still Embraces Staying Forever By Mark Perry, February 03 2020

James Clad, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia, remembers the exact moment, back in 2001, when he learned that the U.S. had invaded Afghanistan. As chance would have it, he was in a meeting with a

Earth Is Heating at a Rate Equivalent to Five Atomic Bombs Per Second. Or Two Hurricane Sandys. By Dana Nuccitelli, February 03 2020

The heat absorbed in Earth’s oceans reached a new record in 2019, found a recent study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. Despite the fact that this has been the case for almost every year over the past

Romania Willingly Becomes a U.S. Drone Base Aimed Against Russia By Paul Antonopoulos, February 03 2020

The already existing tensions in the Black Sea region have heightened because of the Defender-Europe 2020 exercises, which include ten participating states, including the Black Sea state of Romania. Through these U.S.-led exercises, that are mostly aimed against Russia’s Kaliningrad

The United States of America’s Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies and Illusions By Edward Curtin, February 03 2020

Author’s Note

This is an updated and revised version of the full cover-story that appeared in the important publication, garrison: The Journal of History and Deep Politics, Issue 003. Issue 004 is due out this week and I urge

Private Equity Firm to Purchase the Assets of the .ORG Domain Registry for $1 Billion By Kevin Reed, February 03 2020

A public demonstration took place on Friday morning in front of the offices of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Los Angeles to demand a halt to the sale of the .ORG domain registry to the

The U.S.’ Monroe Doctrine Against South America Is Still Alive in the 21st Century By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, February 03 2020

The attitude of the US towards Latin peoples has been one of domination, imposition and imperialism. The core of this policy is in the American ideology itself, based on the Monroe Doctrine of the 19th Century, which, enunciating an “America

Guaido’s Failed Foreign Tour Ends with a Flop By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, February 03 2020

Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself the president of Venezuela a year ago but despite multiple coup attempts, he never took power and his support there rapidly disappeared. Now, with his foreign tour concluding, Guaidó’s support is shrinking around the world as

‘The US Has Become a Force of Evil’: Oliver Stone By Oliver Stone and Rafael Correa Delgado, February 03 2020

The United States has become a “force of evil” against the people who want to reform things, renowned director Oliver Stone told former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during an interview Wednesday in his RT show ‘Conversando con Correa’ (Speaking With

The “Repo” Fiasco; the Fed’s Cash Injections Send Stocks Soaring By Mike Whitney, February 03 2020

A five-alarm fire has broken out in a little known, but critically important area of the financial system where high-quality bonds are swapped for cash. The “repo” market, which is short for repurchase agreements, is part of the nondeposit, shadow

Ten Acts of Gross British Misgovernment Since 1945 By Prof. Philip Allott, February 03 2020

As the UK leaves the European Union, Philip Allott (University of Cambridge) reflects on ten occasions when Britain has badly misjudged and mishandled challenges to its hegemony – both internal and external – and traces the cause to the dominance

Palestine: Legally Overriding a UN Security Council Veto. In Response to Trump’s Annexation Scheme By Stephen Lendman, February 03 2020

In response to the Trump regime’s annexation scheme of the century, Palestinians have binding recourse — in the General Assembly, not the Security Council.

US veto power prevents adoption of a SC resolution that upholds their rights under international law.…

America at War Forever By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 03 2020

Film-maker Oliver Stone has won 12 Academy Awards for his films.  But this outstanding record doesn’t help when he seeks financing for a film critical of one of America’s wars.

“You do those kinds of stories, it’s not going to …

Stumbling into Catastrophe By Daniel McAdams, February 03 2020

There is a real danger for foreign policy advisors and analysts – and especially those they serve – when they are in a bubble, an echo chamber, and all of their conclusions are based on faulty inputs. Needless to say

Boris Johnson’s Updated Ministerial Code – and the War Against Reality By True Publica, February 03 2020

The UK government updated the Ministerial Code last August. Its introduction is written Boris Johnson and starts like this: “We must win back the trust of the British people, we must uphold the very highest standards of propriety – and

Trump’s “peace deal” for Israel, and it is breathtaking By Craig Murray, February 03 2020

I have read through the entire 181 pages of Trump’s “peace deal” for Israel, and it is breathtaking. It is not just that the “solution” it proposes is ludicrously one-sided, it is the entire analysis of the problem to be

Palestinians Have Only One Option Left: Stay and Fight By David Hearst, February 02 2020

An elephant trap has for years now laid in the path of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s messianic plans to establish the state of Israel between the river and the sea.

It was the demographic fact that, in that …

Brexit Day By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 02 2020

Parliament Square is the site, muddied by rain, trodden by hundreds who have made it their celebratory space.  The Leave Means Leave official website had been busy for weeks, thrilled about January 31 and the fact that that Britain would

Brexit? What Brexit? Anti-Climax as Britain Leaves EU By Johanna Ross, February 02 2020

It’s January 31st and Brexit is upon us. The day many thought would never come is finally here. But far from the pomp and circumstance that could have been expected from No.10, the affair itself looks pretty low-key. Ironically, after

Paranoid Groundings and Technocratic States: Hillary Clinton versus Mark Zuckerberg By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 02 2020

It is another one of those contests and disagreements where the contestants should all loose, or at the very least, be subjected to a torturous stalemate.  Hillary Clinton remains the nasty sprinkle on the Democratic Party in the United States,

The Online Bomb Hoaxes Against Russia Are Clear Cases of Cyber Terrorism By Andrew Korybko, February 02 2020

Russians have been terrorized for the past several months by online bomb hoaxes spread throughout the country by anonymous email services based abroad, which represent a cutting-edge threat to the modern world’s way of life and thus necessitates a concerted

Early Industrial Capitalism in the United States: Oppression, Expansionism and Internal Contradictions By Heather Cottin, February 02 2020

In the period from 1820 to the Civil War the great profits which the New England factory owners accrued were dependent upon the fact that the owners paid women half of men’s wages, though they worked as hard and as

Maneuvering Hell for Our Advantage By Robert C. Koehler, February 01 2020

When the mainstream media writes about war, even critically, the image that often comes to mind for me is an infant wrapped in plastic. That infant is naked reality, a.k.a., the present moment, suffocating and screaming for its life; the

Rising Numbers of US Troops in Iraq with Traumatic Brain Injuries By Stephen Lendman, February 01 2020

In retaliation for the Trump regime’s assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on January 3, the IRGC struck two Pentagon bases in Iraq days later.

Iranian missiles successfully penetrated US air defenses, striking targets with pinpoint accuracy — causing significant

The Rise and Fall of the British Nation. The Land that Labour Built By Ann Talbot, February 01 2020

This new edition of David Edgerton’s book The Rise and Fall of the British Nation is timely and apposite given the unprecedented Conservative landslide in traditional Labour seats in the recent general election. Inevitably in the world of day-to-day,

Did Vladimir Lenin Foresee the Information Glut? Commemorating the Birth of José Marti By Prof Susan Babbitt, February 01 2020

At the start of the twentieth century, Vladimir Lenin was studying Hegel’s notes on science. [i] Stalin told him not to bother, that it was more important to unify the party. Lenin replied that by the end of the century,

The Trump Impeachment Defense. “The Best Interest of the Country” Concept By Robert Fantina, February 01 2020

With the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump in full swing, a new defense was presented by Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz.

Dershowitz made an astounding defense, saying that as long as the president acted in what he thought

Rome Before it Became Empire: A Pax Americana or a Republic If You Can Keep It? By Cynthia Chung, February 01 2020

“Fortune thus blinds the minds of men when she does not wish them to resist her power.” — Livy

It seems quite evident to many that the United States has been consumed by the same ambition and thus fate with

Coronavirus Has Been Declared a Global Emergency. What’s Happening in China By Tom Clifford, February 01 2020

Tom Clifford reporting from Beijing

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization.

“The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said

UK News: Brexit, the Election and OPCW Disclosures By Michael Welch, Patrick Henningsen, and Radhika Desai, February 01 2020

“So the cold hard truth about Brexit is this. There is only one Brexit as Mervyn King says – a hard-Brexit… The government is going to the polls to extend its powers to the point of authoritarianism in order that

Coronavirus Epidemic: WHO Declares a “Fake” Global Public Health Emergency By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, January 31 2020
Out of 9600 confirmed cases, approximately 150 cases of infection have been recorded outside China. Moreover, (based on the above data, Jan 30), the 2019 nCoV has a low mortality rate (2.1%) compared to the Seasonal flu.
Brexit – The Realisation Stage … What Next By True Publica, January 31 2020

Since 1945, the British government have made some catastrophic errors of judgement, which has led to the continuing decline of British prosperity. From the mismanagement and indecision over extricating itself from its empire to the Suez Canal crisis. In the

China’s Coronavirus: A Global Health Emergency is Launched. What are the Facts By Larry Romanoff, January 31 2020
On January 30, the WHO declared the virus outbreak as a global emergency, an "extraordinary event" that constitutes a risk to other countries and requires a coordinated international response. This was prompted by the rapid rise in reported infections...
Trump’s Annexation Scheme: A Stake in the Heart of the Moribund Two-State Solution and Peace By Stephen Lendman, January 31 2020

Since no-peace/peace plans first surfaced in the 1970s, the US and Israel supported Palestinian self-determination in name only.

Both countries opposed the idea since Israel seized Palestinian territory not stolen in 1948.

A two-state solution was theoretically possible years earlier, …

US Announces Three New Military Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal By Alan MacLeod, January 31 2020

Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets demanding the U.S. military leave for good, the United States announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq, according to military news service

World Health Organisation Officially Declares Coronavirus a “Global Health Emergency” By James Cogan, January 31 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday decided to formally declare the outbreak of 2019-nCoV, the new coronavirus first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan, as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).” The PHEIC classification was only established

‘Absolutely Horrific’: Trump Preparing to Roll Back Restrictions on US Military Use of Landmines By Jake Johnson, January 31 2020

“Trump’s policy rollback is a step toward the past, like many of his other decisions, and sends exactly the wrong message to those working to rid the world of the scourge of landmines.”

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President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing …

China’s Virus Response Has Been ‘Breathtaking’ By Pepe Escobar, January 31 2020

President Xi Jinping formally told WHO head Tedros Ghebreyesus, at their meeting in Beijing earlier this week, that the coronavirus epidemic “is a devil and we cannot allow the devil to hide.”

Ghebreyesus for his part could not but …

More Fallout from Trump’s Annexation Scheme of the Century By Stephen Lendman, January 31 2020

The unacceptable scheme is further proof of a geopolitical know-nothing US president — on top of his contempt for ordinary people everywhere, concerned only about power politics and self-enrichment.

Polls so far show no bump for Netanyahu after the scheme’s …