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The Israeli-American Plan to Overthrow Netanyahu

Episode 9: Gadi and Mike discuss the maneuvering against Bibi, and how the Biden administration now plans to sell the Iran deal to American Jews.

Michael Doran
Gadi Taub
January 25, 2024
Israel Update
Israel Update is a video podcast hosted by Israeli historian and political commentator Gadi Taub and Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. The show offers news from the ground as well as an unparalleled insider perspective on the war.
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It seems like former IDF chief of staff, and member of the war cabinet, General Gadi Eisenkot, has been chosen by the anti-Bibi forces as the battering ram with which to take down Netanyahu—with American assistance.

Mike and Gadi discuss how the left and the right in Israel view Eisenkot’s recent maneuvering in very different terms, and for different reasons. The right views it as pure cynicism, while the adherents of the two-state solution have come to think – or so Gadi believes – that Israel should be prevented from winning this war, so that it becomes sufficiently chastened, and Bibi-free, to allow the Biden administration to impose the solution favored by the left, but which the majority of Israelis have clearly rejected.

Also on this episode: Mike explains how the Biden administration has tricked Israelis and American Jews into thinking the disastrous “regional integration” policy (i.e. the appeasement of Iran) is somehow in Israel’s interest. Here’s a clue: Saudi Arabia.

Michael Doran is Director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

Gadi Taub is an author, historian, and op-ed columnist. He is co-host of Tablet’s Israel Update podcast.