Chronicle poll results: Benjamin Netanyahu
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Chronicle poll results: Benjamin Netanyahu

We asked our readers if they want Benjamin Netanyahu to stay in office after the war is over. Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Do you want Benjamin Netanyahu to stay in office when the latest Israel-Hamas war is over?” Of the 455 people who responded, 42% said “I want him to leave office now”; 39% said “no”; and 19% said “yes.” Comments were submitted by 114 people. A few follow.

Though I tend to lean to the right when it comes to Israeli politics, I don’t think Bibi is fit or has the right intentions, and can act reckless at times.

Israel has had enough of the same for far too long. It’s time for a new government with new ideas.

This is for the Israeli electorate to decide, not Jews who do not live here and certainly not by Biden’s people.

Netanyahu is a corrupt menace to Israel and its democratic system of governance. His unwillingness to accept a Palestinian state with security guarantees for Israel ensure that there will not be peace and that Saudi Arabia will not recognize Israel and its right to exist.

He has done plenty for Israel over the years and has sacrificed his life and the lives of his family for the betterment of Eretz Yisroel.

He is a courageous leader like Winston Churchill.

The U.S. and the current president are deliberately interfering in Israel’s politics and should keep their collective noses out of its business. There are plenty of problems in our country to focus on.

I have been a big fan of Netanyahu in the past and I believe that he was being unfairly politically prosecuted before 10/7. However I believe his time is up. It’s time for the country to move on with new leadership.

Although I don’t necessarily believe that Bibi is that much more ethics-driven than The Donald, I do strongly believe that Bibi is the best choice to protect Israel from its existential enemies.

Since I fear that there will always be a realistic threat of war — be it from Hamas or Iran or any number of other predatorial entities — then I most trust Bibi to protect our homeland.

He’s a right-wing thug.

Now is not the time to change leaders. There will be a reckoning after the postmortem of the war.

I believe he is contributing to the international condemnation of Israel. The sooner he leaves, the better.

You must support your leaders in times of conflict. Saying no would show little confidence. That isn’t a message I want to send. PJC

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