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Netanyahu has public's approval after first 100 days
Ha'aretz ^ | 02:47 03/07/2009 | Yossi Verter

Posted on 07/02/2009 4:58:39 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl

Benjamin Netanyahu's second cabinet will complete its 100th day in power next week, ending what is known as its 'period of grace.'

In a private discussions with his associates, the prime minister said that not only was he being denied a grace period, but that he had to deal with a 'media onslaught' that began hours into his term.

This onslaught relented only after his address at Bar-Ilan University last month, when he said he accepted the prospect of a future Palestinian state, he said.

In the same private discussion, the premier recounted what he considers his cabinet's achievements over the past 100 days.

These include maintaining the peace in the western Negev through a tough security policy, by means of public and covert action against Hamas.

Netanyahu also said he considered plugging leaks from security-related discussions as an achievement, as well as promoting economic reforms and structural changes.

A public-opinion survey commissioned by Haaretz to gauge Netanyahu's popularity as he approaches 100 days shows favorable results, despite the criticism since April for his gauche handling of the national budget and the diplomatic crisis with the U.S.

His two key appointments, Avigdor Lieberman as foreign minister and Yuval Steinitz as finance minister, also drew fire.

The survey by Dialog, conducted Thursday under the auspices of Prof. Camil Fuchs of Tel Aviv University, found Netanyahu's approval ratings were 18 percent higher than Tzipi Livni's - a much larger margin than when they were competing for prime minister. Asked who was better suited to be prime minister, 52 percent said Netanyahu, while only 34 said Livni.

The respondents gave Netanyahu's cabinet a barely passing grade of 5.6 points out of 10. Forty percent said the cabinet was not leading Israel in the right direction, while 37 percent said it was.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: bibi; israel; likud; netanyahu

1 posted on 07/02/2009 4:58:39 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Cinnamon Girl

We should be so lucky as to have a Netanyahu in office :(


2 posted on 07/02/2009 4:59:45 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

BUMP


3 posted on 07/02/2009 5:03:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: EDINVA

“We should be so lucky as to have a Netanyahu in office”

Nice dream........


4 posted on 07/02/2009 5:04:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Even when you see his face and personna, it looks decent, when you see the Bamster or Michelle it shows their conceit and phoniness in their personna.


5 posted on 07/02/2009 5:06:09 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; BARLF; jazminerose; Kiss7; NordP; Big_Monkey; Patriot Babe; ...
This is the Bibi ping list. More Bibi, less Obama.


6 posted on 07/02/2009 5:11:07 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Bibi Rocks! ping!

God bless Israel and this man in charge over there! Obama is determined to end America’s friendship with God’s people to honor those terrorists who attack them all the time! Disgusting! >:-(


7 posted on 07/02/2009 5:11:49 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Oooooo, I didn’t realize there’s a Bibi ping list!! May I join?!? Pretty please?! :-)


8 posted on 07/02/2009 5:12:25 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Go BIBI Go.......


9 posted on 07/02/2009 5:12:55 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Very well put.


10 posted on 07/02/2009 5:16:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Please add me to the list.

Thanks


11 posted on 07/02/2009 5:16:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Nice dream........”

why not ??? beats all hell out of the USA’s reality today.

(and good to see you back!)


12 posted on 07/02/2009 5:30:52 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; pillut48
You're on it now!

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak (L) stands beside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a memorial ceremony for Netanyahu's brother, Yonatan, at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem June 28, 2009. Yonatan Netanyahu was killed while leading the 1976 raid to rescue hijacked Israeli hostages from Entebbe, Uganda.

You probably missed the Yoni memorial pictures then.

13 posted on 07/02/2009 5:40:01 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Two of the greatest men in Israel’s history there. Barak, Israel’s most decorated solider, strayed from the path under Bill Clinton’s phony promises. But he has learned his lesson. Bibi has served and was wounded under Barak’s command. Bibi’s brother died at Entebbe—an attack Barak masterminded. My understanding is that these two men are very close now. Let us hope they can remain strong and defeat the existential Obama threat to the Jewish State.


14 posted on 07/02/2009 5:58:41 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Ooooooh!


15 posted on 07/02/2009 6:01:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge."~Pr. 14:7)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Can we trade Obama for Netanyahu? PPUULLLEEEZEE.


16 posted on 07/02/2009 6:03:36 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Real Man.


17 posted on 07/02/2009 6:06:24 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Please put me on the Bibi ping list!


18 posted on 07/02/2009 6:12:30 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

You did it again Cinnamon Girl =)

This made my day.
....sighs What a man, Bibi is. Since now we can have foreigners as US President, I suggest that we elect Bibi for our next president. No doubt just by seeing his photos =) I see strength in this man. Gawd, what a hunk =)


19 posted on 07/02/2009 6:25:25 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Wisconsinlady; Cinnamon Girl
I wouldn't wish "That One" on Israel, but I would be happy with Prime Minister Natanyahu as my president.) He reminds me of Dick Cheney..

Thanks CG for the pings.

20 posted on 07/02/2009 6:28:07 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
You're on. ;)


21 posted on 07/02/2009 6:37:36 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Wow, haaretz giving Bibi a positive? What is israel’s liberal movement doing these days? Oh yeah, electing Obama...yeesh.


22 posted on 07/02/2009 6:40:37 PM PDT by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Sure, Israel gets Bibi, we get bupkis.


23 posted on 07/02/2009 7:14:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Excellent job Bibi & the Likud! While at the same time America’s sleeper in the White House has joined the Axis of Evil.


24 posted on 07/02/2009 7:27:58 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: Karliner

Yeah, I was thinking if it wasn’t Ha’aretz, we’d probably see that his numbers were even higher. And they drew the mysterious conclusion that it was because Bibi had gone more “center-left.”


25 posted on 07/02/2009 8:02:56 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Do I hear 200? ;’)

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2284435/posts


26 posted on 07/02/2009 8:35:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Avigdor Lieberman’s ratings went up 9 points since May to 40%.

Screw you Obama, Hillary, Sarkozy and EU.

And a special mention for Rahm. Your plan tanked.


27 posted on 07/02/2009 9:07:37 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Israeli leftists have a problem, since the left most major party (Labor) is in Bibi’s cabinet.


28 posted on 07/02/2009 9:57:14 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Karliner
Why Israel's PR stinks: headline for the Guardian today: Israeli premier fails to make the grade in first 100 days

The British put their own spin on it which is that, since Bibi didn't get over 50% approval, he's failing.

29 posted on 07/03/2009 9:04:56 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
There was an interesting article, or headlines in Arutz Sheva todays ,"Obama Leads iran To Tragedy." Sadly there was a message error 404 so I didn't get to read it.But another article was interesting:

PA Arabs in Late Response to Obama, No We Can't

Nevertheless, Bibi is pretty much hated by anyone anti Israel or even toeing the line. I only hope and pray Bibi can make the right decision according to G!D and not the political vipers.

32 posted on 07/03/2009 11:07:51 AM PDT by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: TonyRo76

“Netanyahu is, for all intents & purposes until 2012, the real leader of the free world.”

Amen


33 posted on 07/03/2009 12:56:05 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: EDINVA
“Netanyahu is, for all intents & purposes until 2012, the real leader of the free world.” Amen

Ditto on the "Amen"

34 posted on 07/03/2009 12:57:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Thanks CG. Love that pick of Bibi at #21. That’s a keeper. You could put the caption “You’re on!” under it every time B.O. and his people try their threats.;)


35 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:23 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Bo the dog came with more papers than his owner.)
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To: 444Flyer
That's a great idea.

Now, you're on. ;)

36 posted on 07/03/2009 2:56:47 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Oh, that is excellent!


37 posted on 07/03/2009 11:51:49 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Bo the dog came with more papers than his owner.)
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