A foreign policy correspondent for the far-left cable news network MSNBC opted to discuss Israeli politics as attacks across the nation’s territory have claimed at least 100 civilian lives and resulted in several abductions. MSNBC’s Matt Bradley referred to the attacks as a “gift” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and appeared concerned that the conflict could unite the country.
“Israel has been in upheaval uh… for a year now about these so-called judicial reforms the beginning of the year uh… Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister again,” said host Ali Velshi. visuals of the Israelis have been taking to the streets by the hundreds of thousands protesting this wildly unpopular government. This is the kind of thing that unites a country,” Velshi said in reference to the attacks.
“Yeah, and I was just in Israel covering those protests against that judicial effort by Netanyahu. And you know, there’s a lot of anger in Israel, particularly in Tel Aviv, against Benjamin Netanyahu this is a deeply divided country,” Bradley replied. “Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to try to railroad through his judicial what he calls it reforms you know that was very, very contentious. They’re very controversial,” he continued.
Bradley then lamented the idea that the attacks could unite the country, saying “I couldn’t think of a better gift for Benjamin Netanyahu right now than this kind of incursion.”