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Global reaction to Trump raid muted as some Israelis point to similarities in ruling class treatment of Bibi

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The global reaction to the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s residence was largely silent on Tuesday, with even his closest allies and Israeli supporters refraining from commenting on the controversial events in the United States. ing.

“A lot of people here [in Israel] We are aware of what is happening, but it is not causing the kind of protests we are seeing in the US right now, and that is understandable,” said an international lawyer and chairman and vice chairman of the Republican Party of Israel Overseas. Mark Zell said. President of the Republican Overseas International.

He said, “As a rule, Israelis don’t know much about American politics and are preoccupied with their own problems.” threats from the United States, and hostilities during the national elections also scheduled for November.

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President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
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But Zell, who condemned the FBI raid in a tweet, said parallels could definitely be drawn between Trump and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Trump and Netanyahu are often compared.” Both are very outspoken leaders, very strong-willed leaders who are admired by many Israelis and despised by many Israelis as well. Both of these people tend to provoke violent reactions from supporters and enemies.”

Dr. Gadi Taub, professor of U.S. history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, told Fox News Digital that parallels between the two leaders and criminal investigations have come even closer after they were ousted from power. rice field.

“I think the weaponization of state institutions in both countries is pretty obvious,” Taub said. “I don’t think you can fully interpret all of this unless you understand that at the heart of it all is an alliance between the left-wing media and state institutions.”

With the exception of Zell, Taub and a few others, Trump supporters said this was unprecedented and would undermine public confidence in the U.S. justice system.

Political leaders, pundits and the media in other countries also refrained from commenting on or criticizing the Biden administration or the US authorities’ raids.

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“Russian media has so far refrained from blatantly attacking the Biden administration’s Justice Department or directly supporting former President Trump,” said the former DIA intelligence officer and “Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America.”

“Reports of the FBI raid on President Trump’s property are largely neutral as the Russian media are simply reporting the news coming out of the Western press,” she said.

“However, the focus of the coverage has been on criticism by Republican officials who accuse the FBI of targeting political opponents of President Biden and potential future presidential candidates,” Koffler said. An FBI agent has landed at Trump’s home in Florida.”

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In the UK, the situation is similar, with most news outlets picking up reports from the US, but the left-wing newspaper The Guardian said, “The development has hit Trump and his family hard. please give me.