Benjamin Netanyahu Strikes Back

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readJun 24, 2022

With former-PM Naftali Bennett out, Bibi is poised for the ultimate comeback.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III participates in a joint press briefing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, April 12, 2021. (DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders. Office of the the U.S. Secretary of Defense)

It was July 17, 2019, and then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s supporters were celebrating a tremendous milestone: Netanyahu had officially become the longest-serving PM in Israel’s history.

In those halcyon days, everything seemed to be going Netanyahu’s way: Israel’s start-up tech companies were…