July 3, 2018

KNOWING YOUR ALLIES:

Does Netanyahu make Israel safer by welcoming authoritarians? (CHARLES DUNST, 7/03/18, Times of Israel)

In recent years, Netanyahu has either visited or hosted President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, among others. Netanyahu plans to host Orban in July and Filipino strongman Rodrigo Duterte in September.

Netanyahu touts the support for Israel from these leaders in international forums. But critics say he is cozying up to authoritarian governments and turning a blind eye to some efforts by their regimes at Holocaust revisionism and anti-Semitic dog whistling.

The critics misapprehend the nature of their own regime.


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