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Israel's Netanyahu was a pandemic hero - until a second wave plunged him into crisis; Protesters, political opponents and even some in his own party fault the prime minister for a chaotic response.

Jul 22, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

JERUSALEM - In May, Benjamin Netanyahu was riding high. He had just started his fifth term as Israel's prime minister after surviving a string of near-death elections, had co-opted his main rival into a unity government and was enjoying a surge in popularity after successfully leading the country through the initial onslaught of the coronavirus.

Just two months later, with Israel suffering a second wave of infections, the prime minister finds himself enduring a hot summer of collapsing po...