Did Netanyahu Get a Bad Deal?

After months of bashing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for what they saw as stalling the negotiations for a new military aid package from the United States, his critics have changed course. Since the new ten-year $38 billion agreement was signed on Wednesday, Netanyahu’s domestic opponents are going all out to say that what he signed was a disaster for the Jewish state rather than a sign of the strength of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Ehud Barak, a former prime minister, who has been both Netanyahu’s electoral rival and then his cabinet colleague and now seems poised to re-enter the political fray against him, launched an all-out media blitz including an opinion piece in the Washington Post that trashed the agreement as a bad deal. Other former defense officials like Amos Yadlin and Moshe Yaalon seem to agree.

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Did Netanyahu Get a Bad Deal?

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