Many factors contributed to this dramatic reversal: Netanyahu was young and fresh, Peres was old(er) and stale. Netanyahu was made for television, Peres matured before it even existed. Netanyahu channeled the simmering resentment of Israeli minorities; Peres represented the myopic smugness of the country’s elites. Netanyahu was skeptical of Yasser Arafat and the Oslo Accords, Peres was convinced they were part of a “New Middle East.” And so on.
Researchers have argued about the relative importance of these factors and others, including Peres’ decision to launch Operation Grapes of Wrath, which soured Israeli-Arab voters and kept many of them away from the polls, and the blatantly ethnocentric appeal of the “Netanyahu is good for the Jews” campaign. But everyone agrees that Netanyahu would have never have received the extra oomph that gave him a razor-thin majority of 30,000 votes were it not for the wave of terror bombings unleashed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad at the height of the 1996 election campaign.
But Shalev then goes on to speculate how Trump is using, and could in the future use, terror to gain votes, and how Islamic State could help him with more terror inside the USA. Trump has already warned that Orlando was just the beginning.
There is a parallel.
And Trump adores Netanyahu, even after Netanyahu had murdered 520 children in Gaza!!
However, Shalev does not make the connection that a fascist CIA/FBI faction within the USA could be generating such terror attacks. There is an abundance of evidence, such as 9/11. And every day there are more and more revelations about just how connected to the CIA and FBI the Orlando shooter was, as well as reports of more than one shooter.
And Trump is the product of the fascist CIA/FBI/mob network that assassinated JFK and RFK, and covered it up.