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PM ends speech, says Gantz would have succumbed to Obama’s pressure in ’15 minutes’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finishes his campaign speech in Kfar Maccabiah.

The premier says he withstood eight years of pressure from former US president Barack Obama to make concessions to the Palestinians.

Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid “wouldn’t have lasted 15 minutes,” he claims.

Besides lashing the Blue and White party repeatedly over more than 40 minutes on their security policies, he also criticizes them for their “leftist” economic policies and for including labor union leader Avi Nissenkorn high on its list.

He says his government will “continue lowering taxes” and working for a free market economy.

Unlike in previous speeches and campaign materials, Netanyahu makes no mention of the corruption charges against him or of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit throughout the entire speech.

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