INTERVIEW – ELI LAKE – Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering national security and foreign policy. @elilake Eli previewed Israel’s pivotal election on Tuesday and discussed the US Terror designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
- ISRAEL: Preview: Israel is preparing for a pivotal election on Tuesday. NETANYAHU AWAITS HIS WAIT IN ISRAELI ELECTION: Voting has begun in the Israeli elections as the country decides whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains in power … Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, with exit polls expected at the end of the voting day at 10 p.m. Clouded by a series of looming corruption indictments, Netanyahu is seeking a fifth term in office, which would make him Israel’s longest-ever serving leader. He faces a stiff challenge from retired military chief Benny Gantz, whose Blue and White party has inched ahead of Netanyahu’s Likud in polls. – The Associated Press
- Beto O’Rourke unloads on Benjamin Netanyahu, calling him “racist” over his hateful rhetoric and alliance with far-right radicals. He also makes it clear that supporting Israel and supporting Bibi, an obstacle to Middle East peace, are not the same thing.
- IRAN: The US labels Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, the first time it has named another nation’s military as a terror group
- Bloomberg’s Eli Lake: Trump Offers Clarity on Iran’s Terrorist Aims. Finally a U.S. president is willing to ratchet up the pressure on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.