Israel’s Lebanon border operation seen as a political move by embattled Netanyahu

Israel’s Lebanon border operation seen as a political move by embattled Netanyahu

Meanwhile, Netanyahu has come under some scrutiny for the timing and publicity of the announcement, which his critics say stems from his desire to distract from weeks of negative press. Local newspaper Haaretz and opposition politicians have called it “Operation Netanyahu Shield.” “I think the IDF activity on the border with Lebanon is dictated by military need, not by politics,” Shapland said. “But the extent of the media coverage of that activity is dictated by…

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Google asks for refund of contribution to embattled Cindy Hyde-Smith

Google asks for refund of contribution to embattled Cindy Hyde-Smith

Google on Monday said it has asked embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for a refund of its $5,000 campaign contribution in light of the Mississippi Republican’s recent controversial statements. ”I can confirm that Google requested a refund,” a company spokeswoman told CNBC. The news site Popular Information had first reported Monday that an internal company email from Google’s political action committee said the company had asked Hyde-Smith for its money back. But Popular Information said Google…

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