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Recent U.S. elections strengthen Netanyahu’s hand, Koch and Charney agree

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

 

HAIFA (Press Release)–“The big winner is Bibi Netanyahu”, says Leon H. Charney following the re-election of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week. Hosting former Mayor of New York City Ed Koch in his “The Charney Report” studio, Mr. Leon H. Charney, American businessman and Chairman of the University of Haifa’s Board of Governors, discussed who could be defined as the “big winner” in the recent United States elections.

Mr. Charney suggests that the Republican mayor’s re-election is another sign of President Barack Obama’s withering support from Congress. President Obama, Mr. Charney says, will “understand very strongly that the Congress may change.” This means that Obama will eventually have to back down on his pressure on Israel, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government will stabilize. As for President Obama’s ratings in Israel, Mr. Charney says that it is as low as four percent today and may go down to two percent.

From this perspective, Mr. Charney asserts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is what he calls “the sub-context winner of this election.” Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch expressed agreement with this opinion.

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Preceding provided by the University of Haifa

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