A newly released poll out of Israel found the majority of Jewish Israelis say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must resign at the end of the war in Gaza.
About 56 percent of respondents told the Dialog Center that the embattled leader should resign, and 52 percent said they expect Yoav Gallant, the defense minister, to step aside after the major Hamas attack last weekend shattered the country’s status quo and thrust its military into a major campaign, The Jerusalem Post reported. About 86 percent of the 620 Israeli Jews polled said Netanyahu is to blame for the attack and pointed fingers at a “failure of the country’s leadership.”
“Almost all of the respondents (94 percent) believe the government has responsibility for the lack of security preparedness that led to the assault on the South, with over 75 percent saying the government holds most of the responsibility,” the report said.
TRENDPOST: Tracking Trends is the understanding of where we are and how we got here to see where we are going. Anyone who calls what Hamas did last weekend a “surprise” attack needs to start paying attention to how we got here and the increasingly desperate living conditions that Palestinians faced under Netanyahu’s government’s rule. These Hamas militants knew that Netanyahu would strike back with a devastating blow, and still carried out the mission. Gerald Celente has long said, “When people have nothing left to lose, they lose it.” (See “NETANYAHU’S GOVERNMENT CONTINUES ITS WAR ON PALESTINIANS” 12 Sep 2023, “DUH-MOCK-RACY: ISRAEL HOLDING OVER 1,200 DETAINEES—MAINLY PALESTINIANS—WHO HAVE NOT BEEN CHARGED” 8 Aug 2023, “NETANYAHU’S HARDLINE COALITION TAKES HOLD AMID SURGE IN VIOLENCE AGAINST PALESTINIANS” 5 Jul 2023, “UN: OK FOR ISRAEL TO KILL PALESTINIAN CHILDREN, BUT SHAMES RUSSIA FOR KILLING CHILDREN IN UKRAINE” 27 Jun 2023, and “NETANYAHU’S GOVERNMENT TO STEAL MORE PALESTINIAN LAND” 20 Jun 2023.)
Celente has also stated: When all else fails, they take you to war.
Netanyahu’s political life was on the ropes prior to the attack—amid his judicial reform push. Since the attack, he has been promoting war and revenge, which has proven effective when garnering public support.
Netanyahu knows how to obtain and keep power by promoting fear. He was slammed when he held an emergency televised address on Shabbat, which raised concerns that he was going to announce some major update about the conflict. There was no major update. He assured Israelis that Hamas will pay a steep price.
“I stress: It’s only the beginning. Our enemies have only just begun to pay the price. I won’t detail what will come next. But I’m telling you, it’s only the beginning,” he said.
Yair Lapid, Netanyahu’s main opposition leader, said “such statements must not be made by a prime minister unless he has new information to bring to his people and the country.”
The Times of Israel reported that others on social media called his announcement an “escape from responsibility.”
TRENDPOST: It is also worth reminding our readers that there are serious questions about what Netanyahu’s government knew before the attack by Hamas. (See “WEST SELLS ISRAELI LINE THAT HAMAS ATTACK WAS ‘INTELLIGENCE FAILURE’ GLOSSES OVER FACT THAT NETANYAHU WAS FIGHTING FOR POLITICAL SURVIVAL,” 10 Oct 2023.)
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, House Foreign Affairs head, told reporters today that he is trying to learn how Israel could have missed the major Hamas attack on Saturday and noted that Egypt did send a warning.
“We know that Egypt had warned the Israelis three days prior that an event like this could happen,” he said, according to Politico.