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Netanyahu, Liberman locked in conspiracy battle

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman, the longstanding nemesis of opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, has been accused on social media of a conspiracy to kill a police officer.
This photo shows election campaign posters of (L to R) Israel's Yisrael Beitenu party bearing a portrait of its leader Avigdor Liberman and the Likud party showing its leader and incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bnei Brak, Israel, March 14, 2021.

Almost everyone who has ever vowed to remove former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power served him in one capacity or another over the years: members of his Cabinets, Knesset members of his Likud party, close aides, advisers and military officers under his command.

The list goes on and on. In the 1990s, when Netanyahu was consolidating his political power, there were Knesset members Ronnie Milo, Dan Meridor, Yitzhak Mordechai and Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, the late Amnon Lipkin Shahak. In more recent times, their names were Moshe Kahlon, Zeev Elkin, Gideon Saar, Benny Begin, Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked — all ministers in his various governments and all having concluded at some point that then-Prime Minister Netanyahu was a danger to the State of Israel.

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