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Israel's "Bibi generation" starts to turn on Netanyahu over economy and COVID-19

Jul 30, 2020 - Nasdaq

B y Tova Cohen and Steven Scheer TEL AVIV, July 30 (Reuters) - For two months, many Israeli television viewers watched nightly as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued warnings and updates about the novel coronavirus and imposed lockdowns. When infections fell, he went on television on May 26 to boast of his success. "Have a beer. Enjoy yourselves," he said. Many Israelis did just that. But infections later surged, and opinions polls showed confidence in Netanyahu was falling. He now faces...