Mark Levin: Likud Defeat Would Be a Tragedy

If Netanyahu loses, says radio host, 'one of the few voices left speaking the truth about what is going on in the world' will be silenced.

Gil Ronen ,

Binyamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama
Binyamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama
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Mark Levin, the presenter of the popular US radio show bearing his name, told Israel Hayom Friday that if Likud under Binyamin Netanyahu is defeated in the elections Tuesday – “one of the few voices left speaking the truth about what is going on in the world, about liberty and democracy and the truth about the opposite – terrorism and barbarism – that voice will be silenced.”

“He is the only one,” said Levin. “He and maybe the prime minister of Canada, and remarkably enough the president of Egypt and the King of Jordan and maybe a few others, but that's it.

"As I said earlier, to me Netanyahu is the leader of the free world,” the author and radio host told the Israeli daily. “I hope the Israeli people understand that. After World War II there was a terrible tragedy: The British people threw out Winston Churchill. It will be a terrible tragedy, in my view, if the Israeli people throw out Netanyahu, who is so crucial to their defense and so crucial to the free world."

"I understand the leftists and opportunists in Israel want to turn the tables on Netanyahu,” he added. “This is what leftists and opportunists do in my country – they're all the same whether they speak Hebrew or English. But the fact is that anyone who really is sober in their thinking understands that Israel has a very unique leader at a very important time in its history.

"Should Netanyahu lose, in my opinion, it is not just the U.S. that will see that, your enemies will see it too. They will see that a strong prime minister, who would not stand down no matter who pressured him, was defeated by the Israeli people. That could be misread by the Iranians, by ISIS, by Hezbollah, Hamas and all the rest of them as an act of weakness by the Israeli people. I am concerned about that."




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