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Netanyahu bids to postpone presidential elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's move to delay Israel's presidential elections is a transparent attempt to derail Knesset member Reuven Rivlin's campaign.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo May 12, 2014.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3OR0F
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On May 12, shortly before noon Israel time, just a few hours before the Knesset began its summer session, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the Japan-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Association in distant but embracing Tokyo. In his speech, he heaped praise on the friendship between the two countries, emphasizing the common bond between the two: “We're both democratic, progressive, technological societies.”

The thing is that at that very moment, Israel’s democracy actually seemed battered and beaten as a result of the strange conduct of the prime minister and his outrageous and misplaced actions.

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