Skip to comments.Netanyahu has public's approval after first 100 days
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.
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We should be so lucky as to have a Netanyahu in office :(
“We should be so lucky as to have a Netanyahu in office”
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.
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! >:-(
Oooooo, I didn’t realize there’s a Bibi ping list!! May I join?!? Pretty please?! :-)
Go BIBI Go.......
Very well put.
Please add me to the list.
why not ??? beats all hell out of the USA’s reality today.
(and good to see you back!)
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.
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.
Can we trade Obama for Netanyahu? PPUULLLEEEZEE.
Please put me on the Bibi ping list!
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 =)
Thanks CG for the pings.
Wow, haaretz giving Bibi a positive? What is israel’s liberal movement doing these days? Oh yeah, electing Obama...yeesh.
Sure, Israel gets Bibi, we get bupkis.
Excellent job Bibi & the Likud! While at the same time America’s sleeper in the White House has joined the Axis of Evil.
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.”
Do I hear 200? ;’)
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Posted on 07/02/2009 2:56:47 PM PDT by simonsaid
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.
Israeli leftists have a problem, since the left most major party (Labor) is in Bibi’s cabinet.
The British put their own spin on it which is that, since Bibi didn't get over 50% approval, he's failing.
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.
“Netanyahu is, for all intents & purposes until 2012, the real leader of the free world.”
Ditto on the "Amen"
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.;)
Now, you're on. ;)
Oh, that is excellent!