Former US president Bill Clinton gave his analysis on Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recent victory in the elections during a speaking tour in New York City.
Clinton started off by saying that Netanyahu should never be underestimated, “You should never underestimate him, he’s highly intelligent, he understands his electorate.”
“He’s smart and able and he knows how to hit people where they’re tender,” the former president emphasized.
Clinton admitted that the political attitude in the Israeli electorate is certainly right wing, “there are lots of minority parties in Israel, and more of them are aligned with the settler movement or religious fundamentalism than secularism or wanting peace.”
The former president’s administration was very instrumental in the Oslo Peace Accords that were signed by former PLO President Yasser Arafat and former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on September 13th 1993.
He also expressed the same dire need for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians;
“There has to be some approach to reconciling the security needs of the Israelis with the need for greater autonomy and governance by the Palestinians,” he said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party was able to secure an unprecedented fifth term as Israel’s Prime Minister in this year’s elections.